The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer
Watermark Hand with five-petal flower, on stem, above. ‘B3A’ over fleur de lis in lower half of hand.
Date 1551
Location of use Dublin, Ireland
Dimensions 85 x 35 mm
Chain-lines 11]-28-27-27-28-28-27-27-[4
Position between lines 5 and 6
Process Canon EOS, backlighting
Source The Book of Common Prayer printed by Humphrey Powell in Dublin, 1551, the earliest book known to have been printed in Ireland. Un-numbered blank before f. viii. This is the only watermark in the book, and is found on many leaves. This watermark is identical to that in Aibidil Gaoidheilge & Caiticiosma and in the Privy Council Book 1556–71
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (shelf-mark 23 M 57)

 

? Flower on two-legged frame

? Flower on two-legged frame

Countermark
Watermark ? Flower on two-legged frame
Date 1645
Location of use Lobháin [Louvain], Spanish Netherlands
Dimensions 25 mm x 15 mm
Chain-lines 6]-25-23-[10
Position Inverted between chain-lines 1 and 2; possibly countermark
Process Canon EOS, backlighting
Source Antóin Gearnon OFM, Parrthas an Anma (Lobháin 1645) p. 231 (format: octodecimo)
Repository Private collection