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The Hague, RMMW, 10 F 17

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Book of Hours (use of Rheims), containing in French: Prière à Ste Barbe.
Vie de Ste Marguerite

Place of origin, date:

France (Central part); c. 1490


Vellum, ff. 118, 193x129 (122x76) mm, 21 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century silk over leather


6 miniatures (95x73 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 32r, 38r, 41r, 43r, 45r, etc.)


Purchased in 1805 at a sale of B. Besanger, The Hague (cat. 6 Febr., oct. no. 1) by Willem H.J. van Westreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848) of The Hague; by legacy to the kingdom of The Netherlands in 1848


Calendar: feasts in red include St. Remigius and St. Hilarius (13 January), St. Denis (9 October) and St. Nichasius (14 December). 1 miniature lost before f. 62 (Penitential Psalms). Miniature on f. 98r (15 Joys of the Virgin) not executed.


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