ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Book of Hours, Northern France, [c.1420-50]
Lot 38
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Book of Hours, Northern France, [c.1420-50]
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,724) inc. premium
Auction Details
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Book of Hours, Northern France, [c.1420-50] ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Book of Hours, Northern France, [c.1420-50] ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. Book of Hours, Northern France, [c.1420-50]
Lot Details
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT
Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, 103 leaves (wanting at least 7 others, probably bearing miniatures, from the Hours of the Virgin and elsewhere), 2 surviving miniatures with illuminated borders, 4 further pages with illuminated borders, 4-, 2- and 1-line initials in burnished gold or colours, text mainly in Latin with some prayers in Flemish, leaves at front (calendar) and rear corroded with some loss, some dampstaining and browning, one or two old repairs, inkstamp of the Abbé Haffreingue and inscription 'Alberto Ruskin Cook fratri amato D.D. frater amantissimus Arthurus Bernard Cook A.S. MCMXXXVII', contemporary blindstamped calf, each cover with two arched compartments with the figures of John the Baptist and Michael the Archangel, later brass strips with bosses to head and foot of both covers, two clasps, rebacked, 172 x 115mm., Northern France, [c.1420-50]

Footnotes

  • This Book of Hours contains a complete calendar in Flemish including several saints associated with Northern France (St Aldgonde [30 January], St Vedast or Vaast [6 February], St Walric [1 April ], St Omer [9 September, in red] and St Loy [1 December]). The two remaining miniatures depict The Good Shepherd and St Christopher (each c.58 x 66mm.). Following the Hours of the Virgin are several prayers in Flemish in a distinct but contemporary hand. The first leaf bears the nineteenth-century stamp of the Abbé Haffreingue, who supervised the rebuilding of the basilica of Notre Dame at Boulogne sur Mer (Pas de Calais).
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. Simon Roberts
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
Similar items