FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.

(Northern France: ca. 1480). 164 x 111 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 3/8"). Single column, 17 lines in a gothic book hand.

Rubrics in blue, many leaves with line fillers in pink and/or blue with gilt bezants and white tracery, each leaf with at least one (and often many) one- or two-line initials in burnished gold on blue and pink ground with white tracery, every side with a panel border consisting of colorful acanthus and different types of flowers on a ground that is either entirely painted gold, or with a pattern of painted gold and bare vellum. ◆A few leaves with light wrinkling or a hit of soiling or foxing, a couple of leaves with inoffensive marginal repairs, but IN VERY FINE CONDITION, EXTREMELY CLEAN AND BRIGHT.

Featuring both burnished and painted gold in their decoration, and offering a multitude of border patterns to choose from, these are extremely attractive leaves that are all the more appealing for their fine condition.
(ST18547)

Price: $275.00