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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.1470.
Size : 5.9 x 4.5 inches. / 15.0 x 11.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Leaf on vellum from a French Book of Hours, written in a regular book hand around 1470 in or near Rouen. The decoration on the recto has a three-sided border with flowers and leaves in bright colours. There is one three-line initial in gold, red and blue.
The text, written in brown/black ink, is from the Suffrages of many Saints.
To help you read medieval script here is the transcription/translation of part of this text, beginning on the recto, line 9: INTEMERATA, et i n aeternum benedicta, singularis atque incomparabilis virgo dei genitrix Maria, gratissimum dei templum. spiritussancti sacrarium: ianua regni coelorum : per quam post deum totus viuit orbis terrarum.
[ Prayer to the Blessed Virgin ] O untouchable, and forever blessed, singular and incomparable virgin Mary, Mother of God, most pleasing temple of God, the sacred place of the Holy Ghost, the gate of the kingdom of heaven, by whom next unto God the whole world liveth..
Condition : Good.

ID: 21996

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