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(Horae B. M. V.)

Auction:
2433
Lot:
236
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2433
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

(Horae B. M. V.), Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, likely Flemish, second half 15th century, in Latin, late full calf, lacking miniatures, with 161 leaves, text with sixteen lines written in black and red ink in a gothic bookhand, rubrics and one-line initials in pink and blue; two-line initials with gilt burnishing, blue and dark pink; twelve four-line initials additionally with foliage and with filled borders of gold and polychrome hairline tendrils of curling vines, one small illuminated initial showing the shroud of Christ on leaf 151, (few minor gutter repairs, first leaf with losses and chewed, leaves supplied later, scattered smudging, yellowing and wear).
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Keywords

Book design, Illuminated manuscript, Initial, Miniature, Tendril

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