(Book of Hours) HORAE BEATAE VIRGINS. XV Century. 210 leaves. Hand illuminated on vellum. 10 minatures, plus 4 full illuminated pages with floral borders. Small illuminated capitals in gold. Later leather, damaged and waterstained. Pages are a bit wavy, from dampness, some mold to a couple of the first leaves, but paintings still nice. Spine cracked.
Lot 6010
BOOK OF HOURS. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, mainly in Latin, Book of Hours, [France, late 15th or early 16th century].
Sold for US$ 21,250 inc. premium
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BOOK OF HOURS. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, mainly in Latin, Book of Hours, [France, late 15th or early 16th century]. BOOK OF HOURS. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, mainly in Latin, Book of Hours, [France, late 15th or early 16th century]. BOOK OF HOURS. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, mainly in Latin, Book of Hours, [France, late 15th or early 16th century].
Lot Details
BOOK OF HOURS.
Illuminated manuscript on vellum, mainly in Latin, Book of Hours, [France, late 15th or early 16th century].
8vo (165 x 110 mm). 209 ll, single column, 14 lines per page, in Gothic book hand. 4 large miniatures, with full decorative borders: in the Hours of the Virgin, opening the Hours of the Holy Spirit, opening the Office of the Dead (a burial scene), and opening the Joys of the Virgin. 6 smaller 4-line miniatures: Agony, Betrayal, Christ before Pilate, Flagellation, Crucifixion, Deposition. Several further borders of foliate, floral and tendril design. 19th century morocco. One leaf (probably with a miniature) lacking from Joys, first and last few leaves soiled, miniatures lightly rubbed, binding watersoiled, joints cracked and spine dry and chipping.
Provenance: Property of a California educational institution.

An attractive French Book of Hours, with the calendar, Passion cycle and Joys of the Virgin in French, and with a handful of passages in a different hand including prayers to Saint Godo and Saint Fiacre, both linked to the Marne region of France.
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