MedievalBooksOfHours

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PARIS WAS THE HUB OF THE PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS INDUSTRY, AND THIS VOLUME WAS PERHAPS INTENDED FOR THE SPANISH MARKET

PARIS WAS THE HUB OF THE PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS INDUSTRY, AND THIS VOLUME WAS PERHAPS INTENDED FOR THE SPANISH MARKET

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin with a few texts in French and one Spanish prayer, printed on parchment
Paris, Thielman Kerver, June 23,1507 (dated colophon)
With nineteen large metalcuts, Kerver’s printer’s mark, two illustrated tables, thirty-six small metalcuts, and full borders on every text page (many with figurative decoration) by the Master of the Très Petites Heures of Anne de Bretagne and Jean Pichore

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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 Philippot de Nantere (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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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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NEO-GOTHIC MASTERPIECE, CUSTOMIZED TO CELEBRATE A PRESTIGIOUS MARRIAGE

NEO-GOTHIC MASTERPIECE, CUSTOMIZED TO CELEBRATE A PRESTIGIOUS MARRIAGE

Heures du Moyen-Age (copy customized to celebrate the marriage of Marie-Anne Froment-Meurice and Léon Lefebure)
In French and Latin, chromolithograph on paper
France (Paris), Gruel-Engelmann, 1862 and January,1874
16 full-page illustrations and full borders on every text page in color chromolithography

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RARE INTERNATIONAL STYLE ENGLISH MANUSCRIPT FROM A PROFESSIONAL LONDON WORKSHOP

RARE INTERNATIONAL STYLE ENGLISH MANUSCRIPT FROM A PROFESSIONAL LONDON WORKSHOP

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

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A PICTURE ALBUM OF DELUXE RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS FOR THE MERCHANT CLASS

A PICTURE ALBUM OF DELUXE RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS FOR THE MERCHANT CLASS

Book of Hours (unidentified use)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Paris or the Loire Valley (Tours?), c. 1525
12 large and 6 small miniatures from the Circle of Etienne Collault

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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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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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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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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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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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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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LOVELY BOOK OF HOURS FROM THE ALLURING MEDIEVAL TOWN OF TROYES

LOVELY BOOK OF HOURS FROM THE ALLURING MEDIEVAL TOWN OF TROYES

The “Guyenet-Lardanchet” Hours (Use of Paris; Calendar use of Besançon)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Troyes, c. 1460
With 14 large arch-topped miniatures, 4 roundels and 1 historiated initial by the Master of the Troyes Missal (Master of Charles de Neuchâtel)

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SWEET AND ENCHANTING BY A CLOSE CONTEMPORARY OF THE PAINTER HANS MEMLING

SWEET AND ENCHANTING BY A CLOSE CONTEMPORARY OF THE PAINTER HANS MEMLING

Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
Illuminated manuscript, on parchment, in Latin and Flemish
Southern Netherlands, Bruges (Ghistelles?), c. 1460s
13 large miniatures from the Workshop of Willem Vrelant

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POCKET-SIZED ART GALLERY FROM THE CATHEDRAL TOWN OF REIMS IN THE CHAMPAGNE DISTRICT

POCKET-SIZED ART GALLERY FROM THE CATHEDRAL TOWN OF REIMS IN THE CHAMPAGNE DISTRICT

Book of Hours (use of Reims)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Reims, c. 1450
with five large miniatures by the Master of Walters 269

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RICHLY ILLUMINATED IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE FLEMISH PRIMITIVES

RICHLY ILLUMINATED IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE FLEMISH PRIMITIVES

Villeneuve Hours (Use of the Netherlands?)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Belgium, Bruges, c. 1450
With 22 miniatures by the Master(s) of the Gold Scrolls

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ELEGANT MANUSCRIPT OF ROYAL PROVENANCE AT THE BRINK OF THE FRENCH RENAISSANCE

ELEGANT MANUSCRIPT OF ROYAL PROVENANCE AT THE BRINK OF THE FRENCH RENAISSANCE

Book of Hours (Use of Troyes)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France (Troyes), 1460-1470
6 large arch-topped miniatures by an artist from the circle of the Master of the Troyes Missal

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TREASURED BY A FRENCH FAMILY WHO LEFT MANY MARKS OF OWNERSHIP

TREASURED BY A FRENCH FAMILY WHO LEFT MANY MARKS OF OWNERSHIP

Dulac Hours (Use of Paris)
In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Paris, c. 1470-1480
18 arch-topped miniatures and 1 smaller miniature by an artist in the circle of Master François

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LITTLE JEWEL OF A MANUSCRIPT FROM A GREAT MOMENT IN QUATTROCENTO ART

LITTLE JEWEL OF A MANUSCRIPT FROM A GREAT MOMENT IN QUATTROCENTO ART

The Dyson Perrins Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Central Italy, Umbria, doubtless Perugia, c. 1450-75
With 4 full-page miniatures and 10 historiated initials by or from the close circle of Tommaso di Mascio Scarafone

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