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Book of Hours (use of Rouen); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

Book of Hours (use of Rouen); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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Book of Hours (use of Rouen); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ILLUMINATED PRAYER BOOK FROM FRANCE. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, illuminated by the circle of the Master of the Rouen Echevinage (Jean Coquet?), France, Rouen, c. 1470-1480. Dimensions 176 x 128 mm., 141 folios, complete, illuminated initials and line-fillers throughout, larger initials accompanied by partial borders, 8 LARGE MINIATURES WITH FULL BORDERS. BINDING: early 20th century brown paneled morocco, spine gilt (slightly rubbed). ILLUSTRATION: This beautiful Book of Hours is a fine example of Rouen illumination, decorated within the circle of the Master of the Rouen Echevinage, the leading artist in the city in the second half of the fifteenth century. The eight miniatures of the manuscript are surrounded with rich floral borders, with generous sprouts of gold, blue acanthus and stupendously lifelike depiction of birds. PROVENANCE: The style of illumination indicates that the manuscript was produced in Rouen. The calendar includes every local feast for Rouen; sixteenth-century inscription added to lower margins on ff. 1, 12v, 94v, and 141v: "Paenissiez RR de Marac."; belonged to George Becher Blomfield (1801-1885), of Mollington Hall, canon of Chester Cathedral, with his armorial bookplate; Bonhams, March 28, 2006, lot 96. CONDITION: lower corners of ff. 1 and 140 repaired, the first miniature a little smudged and darkened, especially to faces, verso of final leaf with traces of adhesion from an earlier binding not affecting text. Full description and images available. (BOH 204)

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Les Enluminures US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
BOH 204
Title
Book of Hours (use of Rouen); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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Publisher
France, Rouen, c. 1470-1480
Keywords
Book of Hours, books of hours, illuminated manuscript, medieval illuminated manuscript, large miniatures, full borders, France, Rouen, 15th century, fifteenth century, fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript, fifteenth-century Book of Hours, French manus
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About Les Enluminures

Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
miniature
A book that is less then 3 inches in width and ... [More]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a... [More]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
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