Book of Hours

The John Kinder Theological Library rare books collection holds a Book of Hours, on behalf of the Methodist Trinity College. This was originally donated to the college by the New Zealand publisher, A. H. Reed.

This beautiful item was exhibited at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne in 2008 for an exhibition on illuminated manuscripts titled ‘The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand’. It is believed to have been created for a member of a monastery in Cologne from where it originates and is dated from between 1485 to 1490.

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