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Book of Hours (Horae beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum)

Medieval Books of Hours act as windows on the daily lives of laypeople, revealing the extent to which religion structured their lives and hinting at the individual book owner's devotional preferences. The copy of the Book of Hours in the library is by an unknown French Illuminator, ink on vellum, 1480. It can be viewed in Special Collections and University Archives.