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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin with French rubrics [Flanders (Ghent?), c.1450-75]
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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin with French rubrics [Flanders (Ghent?), c.1450-75]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin with French rubrics [Flanders (Ghent?), c.1450-75]
c.75x60mm, vellum, iii+246+iii, mainly in quires of 8 leaves, four inserted single leaves, f.1 should precede f.125, modern foliation omitting ‘186’, 10 lines, c.43x33mm, FOUR FULL-PAGE MINIATURES and their facing pages with full borders, the beginnings of lesser hours also with full borders, perhaps missing a calendar at the beginning and some leaves at the end and perhaps a few other leaves, rather thumbed and with some water-staining and cockling, sewn on three bands and bound in plain brown 18th(?)-century calf over pasteboards, rebacked, red edges, boxed
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Catalogue Note

PROVENANCE

(1) The suffrage to St Christopher includes the patron’s initial ‘michi famulo tuo .J.’ (f.30r); the calligraphic treatment of top-line ascenders is reminiscent of the script of Nicolas Spierinc who settled in Ghent. (2) From a European private collection.

TEXT AND ILLUMINATION

Gospel extracts (f.2r); Obsecro te (f.12r), other prayers, suffrages, the first to ‘monseigneur saint Jeorge’ (f.23v), and the Verses of St Bernard (f.42r); Hours of the Cross (f.50r), of the Holy Spirit (f.60r), and of the Virgin (f.70r); Penitential Psalms (f.177r) and litany (f.200r); Office of the Dead (f.210r).

The subjects of the full-page miniatures are: (1) Crucifixion (f.49v); (2) Pentecost (f.59v); (3) Annunciation (f.69v); (4) King David.

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