Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, Illuminated Latin Manuscript on Parchment.
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Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, Illuminated Latin Manuscript on Parchment. Rouen, c. 1470-1490. Quarto-format manuscript featuring eleven full-page miniatures within borders featuring fruit and floral designs, arabesques, and geometric patterns; calendar pages and text leaves bordered in the same fashion; with two smaller square-shaped textual miniatures, depicting Christ and Judas (ten lines) and the Pieta (eleven lines each in height); 106 leaves (of 108), no catchwords; calendar text in Latin with entries in red and blue, and major feast days in gold, with some spaces left blank (calendar includes feast days that pertain to Rouen); first leaf contains a French index; twenty-four lines per page; large illuminated miniatures as follows: folio 20 Tree of Jesse; folio 31 Visitation; folio 37 Pentecost; folio 38 Nativity; folio 42 Annunciation to the Shepherds; folio 45 Adoration of the Magi; folio 48 Presentation at the temple; folio 52 Flight into Egypt; folio 57 Coronation of the Virgin; folio 65 Last Judgment; folio 76 Mass of the Dead; this copy bound in full brown French morocco, likely from the 17th or 18th century, tooled in gold, slight worm-holes to spine, headcap sympathetically repaired, lacking endband at the foot of the spine, 7 x 5 in.
i 4, ii - xiv 8 (lacking ii 1 and vi 2)
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