BOOK OF HOURS [France, first half of the Fifteenth Century]
Lot 99
BOOK OF HOURS
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,118) inc. premium

Lot Details
BOOK OF HOURS
A fragment of an illuminated manuscript on vellum, 28 leaves, being 3 leaves from the Calendar (including October and December) in red, blue and gold, and portions from the additional prayers, several page stubs visible, 15 lines in brown in ink in a gothic textura, single-line initials and line fillers in liquid gold, red and blue with white tracery, bar borders of gold vine leaves on scrolling hairline stems, occasional red and blue flowers, margins at top and bottom cut away making each page roughly square, the calendar leaves with additional portions cut away (initials), bound in old (perhaps sixteenth century) calf over wooden boards, old alum-tawed calf fly-leaf (perhaps a former pastedown) at rear, several annotations to inner covers and margins, 120 X 120mm. [France, first half of the fifteenth century]
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