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    REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF A PERFECTLY PRESERVED PARISIAN RENAISSANCE BOOK WITH BINDING, CLASPS, AND PICTURES ALL INTACT

    Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
    In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript, on parchment
    France, Paris, c. 1500
    14 large miniatures and 23 small miniatures from the workshop of Jean Coene IV (=Master of the Paris Entries)


    Few Books of Hours survive in their original bindings, because they were well-handled, sometimes worn out, and often customized by successive owners...

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    EVIDENCE OF A SPECIAL EARLY MOMENT IN PARISIAN BOOK PRODUCTION EXPRESSIVE OF NORTHERN REALISM

    Book of Hours (Use of Paris)
    In French and Latin, illuminated manuscript, on parchment
    France, Paris, c. 1400-1410
    15 large miniatures by the Master of the Bible Historiale MS fr. 159


    This beautifully executed and unusual Parisian Book of Hours was painted at the time of the Duke of Berry...

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TREASURING THE MEDIEVAL PAST

What is a Book of Hours? How much does it cost? In this enlightening article featured in the Fall issue of Fine Books & Collections, Dr. Sandra Hindman talks about Books of Hours.

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The substantial dimensions, wide clean borders, and rich cycle of illumination distinguish this handsome Book of Hours.

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