Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, ii + 203 + i leaves: 112, 2-78, 87 (of 9?, lacking i and ix), 9-108, 114, 12-148, 166, 16-228, 17-228, 235 (of 6, vi cancelled blank), 267 (of 8, lacking i), 279 (ix a singleton), 2810, 14 lines written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, ruled in pink, rubrics in red, one- and two-line initials in burnished gold on blue or dark pink grounds with white tracery and infills of the contrasting colour, similar line-endings (some in the form of flowers), all two-line initials with a panel border of blue, red and gold acanthus sprays, fruits, flowers and hairline tendrils with gold trefoil and disc terminals, three-line initials in red or blue with white tracery on a burnished gold ground infilled with ivyleaf rinceaux or sprays of fruit, 12 LARGE ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURES with text and miniature bordered by panel of fruit or floral decoration on burnished or liquid gold,, surrounded by acanthus sprays, flowers and fruit, 3 HISTORIATED INITIALS with bar borders and similar full-page border, first endleaf with sewing holes, surface wear to several miniatures, some cropping (loss to a few upper upper borders, just shaving frame of miniatures in some cases), occasional soiling and smudging, seventeenth century maroon morocco gilt, gilt panelled spine with raised bands, worn, 2 holes to upper cover, head of spine torn with loss, 130 x 195mm., [Paris, 1460s]
- Please note that the volume is 95mm. wide, not 195mm. as stated.
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