Lot 17
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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF UTRECHT, IN DUTCH WITH SOME LATIN RUBRICS [NORTHERN NETHERLANDS (ZWOLLE), C.1450]

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Sold
32,500 GBP
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Description

155×105mm, vellum, ii+182+i leaves, bound too tightly to allow collation but apparently COMPLETE except for the possible loss of a miniature facing f.106r, 20 lines, 85x65mm, 6 FULL-PAGE MINIATURES with full borders inserted as single leaves, FACING A LARGE HISTORIATED AND 5 ILLUMINATED INITIALS with full partly inhabited borders, and 36 SMALLER ILLUMINATED INITIALS with three-sided borders, some leaves somewhat cockled and with slight water-staining at the upper edge in the middle part of the volume, CONTEMPORARY BINDING of blind-stamped polished brown calf over wooden boards, slightly defective, with the joints repaired and the clasps missing
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