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RICHLY ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT WITH LUSH BORDERS, ONCE PROPERTY OF A CELEBRATED MEMBER OF THE FRENCH ROYAL COURT

RICHLY ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT WITH LUSH BORDERS, ONCE PROPERTY OF A CELEBRATED MEMBER OF THE FRENCH ROYAL COURT

The Hours of Constance Litolfi Maroni (Use of Paris)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Paris (?), c. 1500
13 full-page and 27 small miniatures by a Parisian artist related to the Master of Cardinal Bourbon

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

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

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EXTENSIVELY PUBLISHED, ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL EARLY BOOKS OF HOURS

EXTENSIVELY PUBLISHED, ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL EARLY BOOKS OF HOURS

The Hours of Marie (Use of Senlis)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Northeastern France, probably Reims, c. 1270-1280
22 historiated initials by the Reims Masters, with 2 illuminated borders by the Master of Johannes de Phylomena

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LARGE SCALE MANUSCRIPT SPARKLING WITH GOLD LEAF AND ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL COLLABORATOR-FOLLOWER OF THE BEDFORD MASTER

LARGE SCALE MANUSCRIPT SPARKLING WITH GOLD LEAF AND ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL COLLABORATOR-FOLLOWER OF THE BEDFORD MASTER

Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
12 full-page miniatures closely related to the style of the Master of the Munich Golden Legend
France, Paris (?), c. 1430-1450

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THE ONLY WITNESS TO AN OTHERWISE UNRECORDED EDITION PRODUCED BY THE FAMOUS BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER, ANTHOINE VERARD

THE ONLY WITNESS TO AN OTHERWISE UNRECORDED EDITION PRODUCED BY THE FAMOUS BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER, ANTHOINE VERARD

Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin and French, imprint on parchment
Paris, Anthoine Verard, August 22, 1506
17 large wood- and metalcuts, 2 smaller (Grail and anatomical man) metalcuts, 28 small wood- and metalcuts within the text (some repeated), and wood- and metalcut borders by the Master of the Très Petites Heures of Anne de Bretagne

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LOVELY BOOK OF HOURS BY A ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL PAINTERS OF HIS GENERATION

LOVELY BOOK OF HOURS BY A ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL PAINTERS OF HIS GENERATION

Book of Hours (Use of Paris)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Paris, c. 1460-1470
15 large miniatures and 6 historiated initials by an artist in the circle of the Coëtivy Master

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CHARMING IF MODEST INTIMATELY-SCALED BOOK OF HOURS WITH CLEAN MARGINS, A SOFT PALETTE, AND A LOVELY ARMORIAL BINDING

CHARMING IF MODEST INTIMATELY-SCALED BOOK OF HOURS WITH CLEAN MARGINS, A SOFT PALETTE, AND A LOVELY ARMORIAL BINDING

Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin, calendar and some rubrics in French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Loire Valley or Central France (?), c. 1490-1510
5 large and 5 small miniatures by an artist from Central France or the Loire Valley

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EARLY ENGLISH BOOK OF HOURS BY AN IMPORTANT BRUGES ARTIST WITH REMARKABLE CONTINUOUS OWNERSHIP RECORDED THROUGH THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

EARLY ENGLISH BOOK OF HOURS BY AN IMPORTANT BRUGES ARTIST WITH REMARKABLE CONTINUOUS OWNERSHIP RECORDED THROUGH THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

Book of Hours (Use of Sarum)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Southern Netherlands, Bruges, c. 1405-1415
12 miniatures by the Master of the Beaufort Saints and associates

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TELL-TALE SIGNS OF EARLY USE (A PILGRIM’S BADGE, A BOOK MARK, INSERTED PRINTS) IN AN APPEALING FLEMISH HOURS

TELL-TALE SIGNS OF EARLY USE (A PILGRIM’S BADGE, A BOOK MARK, INSERTED PRINTS) IN AN APPEALING FLEMISH HOURS

Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Southern Netherlands, c. 1450, with late 16th-century additions in French
With 8 full-page miniatures by an anonymous artist (illuminator of The Hague, KB 76 G 7)

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OF CONSIDERABLE CHARM AND MODEST PROPORTIONS REFLECTING THE EVERYDAY PIETY PRACTICED IN A FLEMISH HOUSEHOLD

OF CONSIDERABLE CHARM AND MODEST PROPORTIONS REFLECTING THE EVERYDAY PIETY PRACTICED IN A FLEMISH HOUSEHOLD

Book of Hours (Use of Rome?)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript, on parchment
Southern Netherlands, Ghent or Bruges, c. 1480
4 full-page miniatures; 8 historiated initials

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SMALL GEM OF A MANUSCRIPT THAT NESTLES IN THE PALM OF ONE’S HAND AND INCLUDES A FULL CYCLE OF PICTURES BY AN IMPORTANT, IF PROLIFIC, BRUGES WORKSHOP

SMALL GEM OF A MANUSCRIPT THAT NESTLES IN THE PALM OF ONE’S HAND AND INCLUDES A FULL CYCLE OF PICTURES BY AN IMPORTANT, IF PROLIFIC, BRUGES WORKSHOP

Book of Hours (use of Rome)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Southern Netherlands, Bruges, late 1430s
12 miniatures by the Masters of the Gold Scrolls

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PRIZE-WINNING WOVEN BOOK FEATURED AT THE 1889 PARIS WORLD’S FAIR

PRIZE-WINNING WOVEN BOOK FEATURED AT THE 1889 PARIS WORLD’S FAIR

Horae] Livre de Prières Tissé d’après les enluminures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle
[Book of Prayers woven after illuminations in manuscripts of the fourteenth and fifteenth century]
In Latin and French, illustrated book on silk
Lyon, R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J.A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux, 1886-1887

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A RICHLY ILLUMINATED SEMI-GRISAILLE BOOK OF HOURS FROM THE WORKSHOP OF WILLEM VRELANT

A RICHLY ILLUMINATED SEMI-GRISAILLE BOOK OF HOURS FROM THE WORKSHOP OF WILLEM VRELANT

Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript, on parchment
Southern Low Countries, Bruges, c. 1450-60
11 large and 21 small miniatures by the Workshop of Willem Vrelant

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

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)

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SUBSTANTIAL MANUSCRIPT IN GOOD CONDITION WITH MANY LARGE AND SMALL MINIATURES

SUBSTANTIAL MANUSCRIPT IN GOOD CONDITION WITH MANY LARGE AND SMALL MINIATURES

Book of Hours (use of Rome)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Southern Netherlands, Ghent or Bruges, c. 1460-1470
14 full-page miniatures with full borders and 11 small miniatures in the style of the Masters of the Beady Eyes

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CLASSIC UNCOLORED PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS BY AN IMPORTANT EARLY PRINTER

CLASSIC UNCOLORED PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS BY AN IMPORTANT EARLY PRINTER

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin and French
Paris, Simon Vostre [c. 1515; with an earlier tipped-in almanac of 1507-1527]
21 large metalcuts, 28 small metalcuts and hundreds of border metalcuts, after designs by the Master of the Très Petites Heures of Anne of Brittany, Jean Pichore, and an anonymous Master working in the style of Dürer

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SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF A PRINTED BOOK IMITATING A MANUSCRIPT

SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF A PRINTED BOOK IMITATING A MANUSCRIPT

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment
France, Paris, c. 1526 [almanac 1526-1541]
17 large, 10 small and 16 medallions after designs by Jean Pichore, likely hand-colored in the Parisian workshop of Germain Hardouyn

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PAINTED IN SOFT SHADES OF SEMI-GRISAILLE FROM THE WORKSHOP OF THE “PRINCE OF ILLUMINATION”

PAINTED IN SOFT SHADES OF SEMI-GRISAILLE FROM THE WORKSHOP OF THE “PRINCE OF ILLUMINATION”

Book of Hours (Use of Cambrai)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment,
France, Valenciennes, c. 1475-1480
1 large and 14 small miniatures by the Workshop of Simon Marmion

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PRINT AND CHANGING TASTE ON THE THRESHOLD OF MODERN FRANCE

PRINT AND CHANGING TASTE ON THE THRESHOLD OF MODERN FRANCE

Printed Book of Hours (use of Rome)
In Latin and French, printed on paper
Paris, Thielman Kerver, 1556 (almanac for 1556-1563)
18 large woodcuts and 1 small woodcut

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READING THE HOURS:  A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE WITH NEARLY 50 PICTURES

READING THE HOURS: A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE WITH NEARLY 50 PICTURES

Prayer Book
In Latin (with some French), illuminated manuscript on parchment
Belgium, Brussels, c. 1460 and Lille, c. 1475
With 34 large semi-grisaille miniatures and 5 small miniatures by the Master of the Grisailles Fleurdelisées; 10 large coloured miniatures by the Master of Johannes Gielemans.

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

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

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

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

Hours of Philippote de Nanterre (Use of Amiens)
Illuminated manuscript, on parchment, in Latin and French
27 miniatures by the Master of Raoul d’Ailly and a collaborator
France, Amiens, c. 1420s

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