FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.

(France [probably Besançon]: 3rd quarter of 15th century). 239 x 165 mm. (9 3/8 x 6 1/2"). Single column, 15 lines in an elegant gothic book hand.

Rubrics in dark pink, line enders in pink and blue with white tracery and gold bezants, most leaves with several one-line initials (and some with one or more two-line initials) in burnished gold on dark pink and blue ground with white tracery, each side of each leaf with a lovely panel border composed of hairline vines with gold ivy and bezants, colorful acanthus, and flowers, some with attractive vases or especially imaginative flowers. A few leaves with some general light yellowing or soiling to vellum, occasional minor marginal spots or stains, some leaves with a thumb smudge or two to the borders, a couple with more noticeable smudges or stains (but with interesting border decoration to compensate), but on the whole this group in lovely condition--clean, bright, and well preserved.

From a large Book of Hours probably produced in Besançon, these leaves feature very pretty panel borders with flowers and unique acanthus flourishes on every page, including a few examples with gilt or painted vases and lovely flower arrangements, and large, fanciful single flowers with exaggerated petals, stamens, and leaves. Luxurious touches such as the numerous gilt initials, several dozen gilt bezants and ivy leaves in each panel border, and the unusually wide margins point to this manuscript having been a costly production. For additional leaves from this same manuscript at different price points, please check our website.
(ST17060F)

Keywords: Book of Hours

Add to Cart Price: $300.00

PJP Catalog: NY21BF.002

FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN. OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES.
FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.
FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.
FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.
FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.
FROM A LARGE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.