A note on the MS image

University of Michigan MS 245

The border used in our banner heading is taken from University of Michigan MS 245, a Book of Hours believed to have been produced in the Netherlands in the second quarter of the 15th century. It is a tiny book, measuring 3 inches by 4 inches, and must have been intended for an English user, since the Hours of the Virgin are according to English use, and the Litany of the Saints includes such English saints as Oswald, Cuthbert, Alban and Edmund. It was acquired for the University of Michigan Library in 1988, and is used here courtesy of Special Collections, University of Michigan Library. Thanks to Andrew Midkiff for all his work on the banners.

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