Livre d'Heures. [Manuscript on Japan vellum paper,
[Book of Hours ].

n.p., France: n.d., ca. 1880], Text in gothic style letters, with elaborate borders, initials, and miniatures in watercolor and gold, in a style reminiscent of the late Middle Ages. A fine and very interesting manuscript, featuring very delicate work of a rather varied nature. Pencil presentation inscription in French to a woman named Marie, in memory of the presenter's mother, who had once owned the book. We know nothing about either the donor or the donee, and can only guess whether they had a relation to the producer(s) of this manuscript. Full dark brown crushed morocco, title in gilt on spine, front cover with onlaid gilt metal device. Gilt decorated turn-ins, plum colored silk doublures and endleaves. All edges gilt, multi-colored silk ribbon market. 7" x 5 5/8." [ 50 ] ff. (Item ID: 16507)


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