Willamette University's Book of Hours (Link to digital copy)
This Flemish Book of Hours, entitled Praeces piae, was produced during the second quarter of the 15th century, and has been associated by P.W. Parshall with other books produced for the diocese of Tournai, in modern Belgium. The text provides prayers for the eight hours of the day at which prayers were recited (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline). Illuminations include miniatures of Saints Catherine, Agatha, Barbara, Sebastian, Anthony, and Nicholas as well as other more general religious themes.
Description of Book of Hours by Peter Parshall (1978)
The Painted Word (2001), A Carson Grant project by Julie Sparks, Class of 2001, who researched and recreated the illumination techniques in medieval manuscripts.
CHD Guide to the Facsimile of the Willamette Hours (2002), A complete, annotated transcipt of Willamette's Praeces Piae from the Center for Håndskriftstudier i Danmark.
Reading the Social and Religious Messages of the Virgin in the Praeces Piae by Katrina Maher (2008) Art History Senior Thesis
Joseph van Huerne Biography of the husband of Madame van Huerne De Puyenbeke Née De Schietere De Lophem, former owner of Praeces Piae
Catalogue d'une magnifique et précieuse collection de livres, de manuscrits et d'incunables, ... délaissés par feu messire Jean baron de Pelichy-van Huerne, ancien sénateur et bourgmestre de la ville de Bruges, dont la vente aura lieu publiquement ... le mardi 24 juillet 1860 Auction catalog of the Van Huerne book collection. (See pages 45-46)
Livre d’heures à l’usage de Paris Another book of hours once owned by Madame van Huerne De Puyenbeke
Melville Eastham Biography from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Melville Eastham papers 1908-1973 Finding Aid for the Library of Congress collection of Melville Eastham's papers
Melville Eastham papers, 1908-1973 (pdf) Finding Aid for the Library of Congress collection of Melville Eastham's papers
A page from a 1496 edition of Pigouchet and Vostre's printed Book of Hours from Princeton University Library exhibition, 2013
Palm leaf books were written in ink on rectangular cut and cured palm leaf sheets and bound with a string through the middle.
The rounded letters of many of the scripts of South India and Southeast Asia may have developed as an adaptation to writing on palm leaves, since angular letters tend to split the leaf.
C. Plinii Secundi opus divinum, cui titulus Historia naturalis, multoquam antehac unquam prodiit in lucem castigatius, una cum annotationibus Hermolai Barbari, Ac sincero exemplari eruditorum hominum, ex quo nonnula etiamà marginibus adscripta sunt. ... Ad lectorem ...
Title page from 1514 edition; engravings by Jehan Petit. We own the 1526 edition.
A copy of a 1534 version is available online.
Found in Jerusalem in 1875 by Dr. Albert Newton Fisher, D.D., editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate. Donated by his wife, Mrs. A. N. Fisher, to Willamette University after his death on February 23, 1921.