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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, Illuminated Latin Manuscript on Parchment, 15th century.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
183
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Book of Hours, Use of Rome, Illuminated Latin Manuscript on Parchment, 15th century. Small format manuscript, illustrated with twelve full-page painted miniatures, and numerous full borders painted and decorated with floral and vining plant designs, along with raised and gilt gesso-grounded accents; 196 leaves; text in black and brown ink, seventeen lines per page, full page miniatures as follows: folio 1 portrait of Christ's face; folio 16 Crucifixion; folio 28 Madonna and Child; folio 40 an angel with a staff and a letter (Raphael); folio 71 Visitation of the Shepherds; folio 84 a King on a throne (Solomon) and a woman at his feet with two bleeding infants; folio 92 Flight out of Egypt; folio 130 monks before a coffin, including two Benedictines; folio 171 St. Jerome as a cardinal, with his lion; folio 191 St. Anthony, with his pig and the hem of his cassock on fire; folio 193 of St. George slaying the dragon; and folio 195 of St. Catherine and her wheel; bound in contemporary red velvet, repaired, some leaves with worming, reinforced, 4 x 3 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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Keywords

Madonna, Black Hours, MS M493, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Folio, Gospels of Mael Brigte, Publishing, Septuagint manuscripts, Egypt

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