Gift of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc. in memory of Cleora Clanton.
Books of hours contained daily prayers for laymen. They were produced by hand. First, a scribe copied the text, then a miniaturist painted the New Testament scenes, and finally another artist drew in the borders. This book of hours contains six large and twenty-five smaller miniature paintings in gold and colors. Elaborate borders with floral sprays surround each page, with capital letters in burnished gold and colors.