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BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin with some French

BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin with some French

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BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin with some French

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CHARMING BOOK OF HOURS WITH CLEAN MARGINS, A SOFT PALETTE, AND A LOVELY ARMORIAL BINDING. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, calendar and some rubrics in French, France, Loire Valley or Central France (?), c. 1490-1510. Dimensions 143 x 84 mm., ii (modern paper) + 214 + ii (modern paper) folios, lacking 2 leaves, written in brown ink in a cursive bookhand, on 18 lines, ruled in red ink, thirteen 3-6-line blue initials with white highlights, FIVE SMALL MINIATURES, FIVE FULL-PAGE MINIATURES in architectural frames. BINDING: bound in eighteenth-century red morocco, spine with five raised bands gold-tooled with filets, fleurons and crowns; gold-tooled covers with double-fillets and corner fleurons stamped with the arms of Charles de Baschi, binding restored in the nineteenth or early twentieth century, with a box covered with marbled paper. ILLUMINATION: an interesting and hitherto unknown French artist who deserves attention painted this Book of Hours. His miniatures exhibit a certain freedom with traditional iconography and formal arrangements similar to that of artists in Central France and the Loire Valley. Notable are his softly painted landscape vistas, varied architectural frames, and an especially engaging use of detail in the Annunciation. PROVENANCE: It is challenging to localize the production of this French Book of Hours. Certain material aspects suggest Loire Valley or Central France (Tours, Bourges or Angers). However, since motifs and artists frequently moved between these cities, it is difficult to pinpoint where the book was made, although Bourges or Tours seems most likely. The mention of Metrannus and Amadour, however, suggest that the book was made for someone in Southern France. The manuscript was later owned by the great French bibliophile, Charles de Baschi, Marquis d'Aubaïs (Languedoc)(1686-1777), under whose care the manuscript was placed in its present 18th-century armorial binding. CONDITION: small smudges in a few margins, otherwise in excellent condition. Full description and images available. (BOH 156)

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Bookseller
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOH 156
Title
BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin with some French
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
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BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin with some French
Keywords
Book of Hours, prayer book, manuscript, illuminated manuscript, France, Loire Valley, Central France, medieval manuscript
Bookseller catalogs
Illuminated Manuscripts; Books of Hours;

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About Les Enluminures

Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Glossary

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Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or...[more]
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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