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    HUMOR AND HOME-SPUN CHARM IN AN HOURS IN THE DUTCH LANGUAGE

    Book of Hours (use of Geert Grote)
    In Dutch, illuminated manuscript on parchment
    The Netherlands (South Holland), c. 1485-90
    With 7 inserted full-page miniatures by the Assumption Master, with borders and initials by the Monkey Master


    Unique among European examples, Dutch Books of Hours are mostly written in the vernacular, in the language people used every day at home and in town...

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    MEET ME AT THE FAIR...

    POST BY SANDRA HINDMAN


    The telephone, the Ferris Wheel, the first public toilet, the television, the Eiffel Tower, the incubator, the X-ray machine, even the dishwasher – these are just a few of the “firsts” exhibited at world’s fairs. But, a book?
    What kind of book could compete with a scientific novelty like Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone or an architectural wonder like Gustav Eiffel’s tower?

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    MONUMENTAL WORK BY A RARE AMIENS PAINTER DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY FLEMISH PRIMITIVES

    Hours of Philippote de Nanterre (Use of Amiens)
    27 miniatures by the Master of Raoul d’Ailly and a collaborator
    France, Amiens, c. 1420s


    The haunting style of this painter merges Parisian courtly elegance with the northern realism of the Flemish primitives to pioneer a new form of pictorial representation...

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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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Discover our latest acquisitions including an important English Psalter Hours and the Hours of Philippote de Nanterre by a rare Amiens painter.  

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