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Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF HOURS FROM ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ILLUMINATORS OF RENAISSANCE FLORENCE. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Italy, Florence, dated September 7, 1508. Dimensions 90 x 55 mm., 199 folios, complete, vertical catchwords, written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand on 14 lines, painted 2-line initials, seven 3-line illuminated initials, FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS with decorated borders, THREE FULL-PAGE MINIATURES with facing decorated borders. BINDING: nineteenth century red velvet over wooden boards, edges gilt and gauffered, housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. ILLUSTRATION: Book of Hours from the workshop of Attavante degli Attavanti, one of the most celebrated illuminators of Renaissance Florence. Characterized by brightly painted borders of vermillion, emerald, and azure overlaid with gold acanthus tendrils, cartouches, and putti. Portrait medallions of saints and prophets complete the borders. Major prayers are introduced with a double folio spread, pairing a miniature and an historiated initial to create luminous, eye-catching openings. PROVENANCE: A colophon on f. 199v dates the manuscript to September 7, 1508. It was created for a member of the Calcagni family of Poggibonsi whose coat of arms, a hound salient, appears in the lower margin of f. 14. The Calcagni family were based primarily in the town of Poggibonsi but held property in Florence. The Hours may have been made for Daddo Calcagni who owned two houses situated in via dell' Aloro to the west of the Canonica in Florence. Later, the manuscript belonged to J. Marechal Brown III (1915-1981). CONDITION: overall good condition. Full description and images available. (BOH 181)

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Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOH 181
Title
Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Book condition
Used - Good
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Publisher
Italy, Florence, dated September 7, 1508
Keywords
Book of Hours, medieval manuscript, illuminated manuscript, medieval, Italy, Florence, 16th century, early 16th century, dated manuscript, Attavante degli attavanti, Renaissance illumination, Renaissance manuscript
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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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folio
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's...[more]
Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a...[more]
miniature
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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]
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