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    RARE INTERNATIONAL STYLE ENGLISH MANUSCRIPT FROM A PROFESSIONAL LONDON WORKSHOP

    The Saxby Psalter-Hours (use of Sarum)
     1 full-page frontispiece and 20 historiated initials perhaps by Giles Banaster and Robert Hillary
    England, probably London, c. 1425-40


    An impressively grand English manuscript, the Saxby Psalter-Hours opens with a full-page picture, the size of a small panel painting and a prime example of International Gothic art...

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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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5 NEW BOOKS OF HOURS ONLINE

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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