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BOOK OF HOURS. - Double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum.

BOOK OF HOURS. -  Double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum.
Double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum. - BOOK OF HOURS.
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Title : Double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum..
Map maker : BOOK OF HOURS..
Date : France/Paris, ca. 1440.
Size : 7.2 x 10.9 inches. / 18.4 x 27.8 cm.
Colouring : original colours

Description :Double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum, written in black bright script.
RECTO: On the righthand page is a large 5-line illuminated initial in burnished gold on a blue and purple ground, infilled white penwork. The illumination extending into the left margin, and black penwork with illuminated vine-leaves in the top and bottom margins.
Another 2-line and several 1-line illuminated initials.
The lefthand page has three illuminated and four coloured initials with contrasting penwork.
VERSO: On the lefthand page are one 2-line and a two 1-line illuminated initials, three initials in blue with contrasting red penwork.
On the righthand page one 2-line and a 1-line illuminated initial. two blue initials as on the left.

Condition : The leaves are in very good condition, strong flat vellum, with very slight cockling at top of the pages.
Original uncut margins.
Sewing holes of the old original binding.

ID: 92939

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