|Language of the kodex|
|Size of the kodex|
50 x 70 mm
|Number of pages|
Leather binding with copper clasp
|Size of the box|
100 x 140 mm
|Tha language of the study|
|Number of pages of the study|
Book of hours from the 17th century, belonging to the order of the Poor Claires.
About the original edition
The original of this book of hours (book of prayers) or as it is officially known “Preces propriae singulis horis diei et noctis” is to be found in the Library of the Archabbey of Pannonhalma, which is one of the most significant libraries of Hungary. It was written on pergamon in 1640 . Despite of the latin title of the book, it was written in german language. It is a richly illustrated, beautiful tiny book of 50 x 70 mm size. The dark brown leather biding of the book originates from the 18th century.
According to the notes that we can find in the book it was made by nuns of the order of the Saint Claires. The text of the prayers were written by a nun called Schwester Maria Anna von Thanhausen, whereas the illustrations were made by Schwester Maria Leonora Jergerin in 1640. The concept of the book, the idea of the prayers and the illustrations comes from Schwostern [sic] Beatrix. It is rare that we can find this information in the actual book, however one question still remains unanswered, namely in which cloister it was made?
We dont know much about the story of the book of hours after it left its original birthplace. What we know is that in 1753 Schwester Francisca Theresia de St. Aloysio von Lamberg got it as a present from her Abbess, Maria Columba von Stadl. According to the records of the Archabbey of Pannonhalma it got there between 1851 and 1875.
About the facsimile edition
The facsimile version is bound in brown leather, just like the original, on the cover gilded border-decoration and copper clasps. In the holder box you will find a study written by Balázs Sztulik, who wrote his Phd Thesis about this book. The study is in hungarian language. The facsimile edition is made in 100 numbered copies.
Balázs Sztulik has written his Phd thesis at the Faculty of Languages and Literatures at Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität in Munich in the 2012/2013 semester. (Sztulik, Balázs: Unikales Bildprogramm – Herkömmliche Textgattung. Eine illustrierte Gebetbuchhandschrift in Pannonhalma im Kontext der Frömmigkeitspraxis des 17. Jahrhunderts. – Hamburg: Dr. Kovač, 2013 (= Schriften zur Literaturgeschichte, 18).