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BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.

BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours. - BOOK OF HOURS
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Title : Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours..
Map maker : BOOK OF HOURS.
Date : France ca.1480.
Size : 8.1 x 5.9 inches. / 20.5 x 15.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A wonderful leaf from a Book of Hours, written in France around 1480, with a beautiful border of flowers and acanthus leaves on the recto and an elaborate border on the verso!! There are 11 initials with lots of gold and enamel-like blue and red colors.
The text, in a brown/black gothic book hand with the rubrics in red, is from the Hours of the Virgin, Vespers; to help you read it here is the transcription of part of the recto, 6th line from the top:CONCEDE nos famulos tuos quaesumus domine deus perpetua mentis et corporis sanitate gaudere: et gloriosa beatae Mariae semper virginis intercessione: a praesenti liberari tristitia: et aeterna perfrui leticia.
O Lord God, we beseech thee, grant us thy servants, to enjoy perpetual health of mind, and body: and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary ever virgin, to be delivered from this present sorrow, and to enjoy gladness everlasting.
Condition : Very good.[ some smudges on the verso.]

ID: 16992

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