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FROM A BOOK OF HOURS by  OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES IN FRENCH - early 15th century - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST13588)

FROM A BOOK OF HOURS

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FROM A BOOK OF HOURS

by ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES IN FRENCH, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

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About This Item

France, early 15th century. 150 x 108 mm. (5 7/8 x 4 1/4"). Single column, 17 lines in a gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, one leaf with a pink and blue line-filler with white tracery and gold bezant, each leaf with two or more one-line gold initials on blue and pink ground, and two or more two-line initials in blue and pink on a gold ground with tendrils emanating from the corners, terminating in gilt ivy leaves and blue flowers. Vellum faintly soiled, one leaf with an early and very small repair at the corner of the text, a few trivial thumb smudges, but these faults all quite trivial, and on the whole very well preserved. While Book of Hours leaves in Latin appear frequently on the market, individual leaves in French are rather more difficult to come by. The present leaves provide an excellent opportunity to study the Medieval form of this language in a religious context, in addition to being lovely specimens in themselves.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST13588
Title
FROM A BOOK OF HOURS
Author
ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES IN FRENCH, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
2
Place of Publication
France
Date published
early 15th century

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Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
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