Book of Hours

Book of Hours
A charming "hybrid" dragon/rooster. Hours leaf, c.1465.

A charming "hybrid" dragon/rooster. Hours leaf, c.1465.

French Book of Hours leaf, c. 1465,   With a charming “hybrid” rooster/dragon in the illuminated panel.   Hybrids, half-men,...
$1,350.00
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Book of Hours Miniature c.1490. Donor portrait with Mary & Jesus

Book of Hours Miniature c.1490. Donor portrait with Mary & Jesus

Recto:      Full page portrait on vellum of the Madonna and Child and an unknown saint together with the Donor who is a Cistercian...
$4,500.00
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Calendar leaf for February. Hours leaf, c. 1480, Paris.

Calendar leaf for February. Hours leaf, c. 1480, Paris.

A beautifully scribed leaf with elaborate illuminations      Red Letter Days . A Book of Hours’ calendar typically shows...
$720.00
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Calendar leaf for May. Book of Hours, c.1475.

Calendar leaf for May. Book of Hours, c.1475.

Medieval calendar pages look rather complicated to the modern eye. Typically they are laid our in four columns. In the far right appear the special...
$385.00
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Charming "hybrid" in a M/s Book of Hours leaf, c. 1465

Charming "hybrid" in a M/s Book of Hours leaf, c. 1465

Recto: Text in Latin written on vellum in black ink a precise Gothic bookhand. Ruled in red and rubrics in red. Two two-ine and three one-line...
$1,350.00
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Dragon/Bird hybrid. Book of Hours leaf, 1465, France

Dragon/Bird hybrid. Book of Hours leaf, 1465, France

A charming “grotesque” in the illuminated panel. Recto: Text in Latin written on fine vellum in black ink a precise Gothic bookhand....
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Dutch language Book of Hours illuminated leaf, c.1475

Dutch language Book of Hours illuminated leaf, c.1475

Recto:  17 lines of text in Dutch written on vellum in brown ink in a Gothic bookhand script.  Rubrics in red.  One two-line...
$195.00
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Dutch language m/s leaf c.1475. Gold initial.

Dutch language m/s leaf c.1475. Gold initial.

Highly burnished & embellished  gold initial. It seems most likely that this leaf derives from a prayerbook rather than a Book of Hours....
$465.00
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Elaborate foliate panels, beloved hymn, Hours leaf, c.1490.

Elaborate foliate panels, beloved hymn, Hours leaf, c.1490.

" Ave maris stella " (Latin for 'Hail, star of the sea') is a Marian hymn sung at Vespers from about the ninth century. Its...
$475.00
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Exceptionally small illuminated m/s leaf, Italy.

Exceptionally small illuminated m/s leaf, Italy.

The extremely small size of this leaf can be explained thus: Medieval piety involved substantial elements of public display, and the small but...
$695.00
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