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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM FROM THE SCHOOL OF MINOR ILLUMINATORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE Bible of Borso d’Este


BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM FROM THE SCHOOL OF MINOR ILLUMINATORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE Bible of Borso d’Este

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [northern Italy, Ferrara, c. 1460] . 95 x 72 mm. FIVE 3-5 LINE ILLUMINATED INITIALS with leafy ornaments and extensions and marginal decoration; ONE 7 line HISTORIATED INITIAL with border. The decoration of the historiated initial belongs to the school of minor illuminators associated with the production of the magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este (see deer with photo of the Bible of Borso d’Este below) , other ornament and extensions more likely attributable to Guglielmo Giraldi and his associates. Rubricated, numerous 1-2 line gold initials throughout. Bound in a later blindstamped French binding, textblock partly loose, lacking class, some leather loss to part of rear board., still an attractive binding. Condition: Calendar worn, some rubbing and thumbing as usual., ff. 68 with partial loss and initial cut; one initial more seriously rubbed.; otherwise condition as depicted in photos. Contents: Calendar ff.1-11; f.12 blank ruled; ff. 13-115 Office of the Virgin, use of Rome; ff. 116-145 Penitential Psalms and Litany; ff. 146- 193 Office of the Dead, use of Rome; ff. 194-199 Hours of the Cross; ff. 200-220 variants from the Office of the Virgin; f. 220-222 blank ruled.   [$37,000]

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