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Book nr:33577
Author:[BOOK OF HOURS]
Title:Book of hours in Dutch
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Year:ca. 1480
Description:8vo, [1]-[155]-[3] ff. Manuscript on vellum. Leaves foliated in ink in upper blank corner, measuring ca. 175 x 123 mm. (writing area: ca. 95 x 73 mm.) with regular text (littera textualis) in red & brown ink in a single column (20 lines per page).
Decoration: 5 large initials: 7-8 lines, blue on gilt background, all with beautiful decorated borders. (Initials on f.11, 39, 59, 63 and 77). All margins with blue, red and green acanthus leafs, on f. 11 with a small head of a man, on f. 39 a green paroquet, on f. 59 and f. 77 other birds.
With 29 smaller initials (2-4 lines, alternating red and blue) with penwork decoration (purple, red).
Bound in a 15th-cent. brown calf binding, on wooden boards, spine with 5 raised bands (spine renewed), bronze catches, lacking clasps
Note:Provenance: Adolfo Melli
Price:€19500
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