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FROM A VERY DECORATIVE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN by  OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES - ca. 1420 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST11052b-2d)

FROM A VERY DECORATIVE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN

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FROM A VERY DECORATIVE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN

by ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

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Paris, ca. 1420. 203 x 143 mm. (8 x 5 5/8"). Single column, 15 lines of text in an attractive gothic book hand. Leaves with multiple finely illuminated one-line initials (and a single two-line initial) in blue or magenta with white tracery and containing one or more twining flowers in blue, orange, and white, the whole on a burnished gold ground, usually as many line fillers (of the same design) as initials, the text enclosed on three sides by a bar border of blue and gold, with acanthus leaf extensions at the bottom, and EACH SIDE OF EACH LEAF WITH A VERY INTRICATE FULL BORDER OF RINCEAU, consisting of many floral buds, gold bezants, and ivy leaves. Borders trimmed a little close at one edge (nol loss of decoration), one leaf with thin strip of mounting cloth along inner margin, a hint of yellowing at edges, but generally in excellent condition, THE ILLUMINATION ESPECIALLY AND CONSISTENTLY BRIGHT AND FRESH. These are Parisian Book of Hours leaves from what was obviously a splendid manuscript. The substantial size of the leaves, the glistening gold, and the intricacy of the decoration of the border and the illuminated letters combine here to make a very pleasing impression.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST11052b-2d
Title
FROM A VERY DECORATIVE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Author
ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
2
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
ca. 1420

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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.

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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]
leaves
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Cloth
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