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

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

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

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SUBSTANTIAL BOOK OF HOURS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH MANY LARGE AND SMALL MINIATURES. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Southern Netherlands, Ghent or Bruges, c. 1460-1470. Dimensions 179 x 124 mm., 118 folios, complete, written in brown ink in a textualis formata bookhand on 19 lines, one-line initials, 2- to 3- line champ initials, fourteen 6-line initials, one HISTORIATED INITIAL (5-lines), ELEVEN SMALL MINIATURES (6-lines), FOURTEEN FULL-PAGE MINIATURES, 28 FULL BORDERS. BINDING: nineteenth-century dark brown calf, gold-tooled, contains words in gilt (mostly rubbed out) MARIE (front board) and ROSARIE (back board), gauffered edges. ILLUSTRATION: Painted in the style of the Masters of the Beady Eyes, this Book of Hours is distinguished by its unusual and enigmatic details. The artist is eager to represent architectural and structural details, which sometimes lead to curious spatial arrangements and juxtapositions. PROVENANCE: The painting style situates the production of this book in Ghent or Bruges around 1460-70. Due to the inclusion of a suffrage to St. Quentin (venerated in Northern France), the manuscript was destined for use in the francophone region of the Southern Netherlands extending to the Northern France. It was probably made for an individual from Burgundy stationed in the Southern Netherlands, possibly in Bruges. Prayers in French and motets in Latin transcribed in the sixteenth century to the blank pages. François Legrand (d. 1716) of Burgundy probably owned the book in the seventeenth century, as there are transcribed prayers in French and a signature, "F. Legrand 1669"; later in a Private European Collection. CONDITION: spine is worn in corners and hinges are fragile, a few small stains, but overall in excellent condition. Full description and images available. (BOH 163)

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Bookseller
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOH 163
Title
BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Southern Netherlands, Ghent of Bruges, c. 1460-1470
Keywords
Book of Hours, prayer book, illuminated manuscript, Southern Netherlands, Ghent, Bruges, Burgundy
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.

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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]
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]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
Gauffered Edges
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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]

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