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Book of Hours (use of Utrecht)

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Delft, Masters of the Delft Half-Length Figures (illuminator); c. 1460-1480


Vellum, ff. 152, 176x117mm (90x60) mm, 20 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 19th-century brown leather; blind


11 full-page miniatures (105x60 mm) with border decoration; 4 historiated initials (50/40x60/50 mm) with border decoration; 7 historiated initials (22/18x25/22 mm) with border decoration; 1 illustration in the margin; decorated initials with border decoration (ff.49r, 51v, 52v, 54r, 55r); all decoraton in Delft style (`kriezel'); penwork initials with pen-flourishes in Delft style throughout


A.F. Westphalen of Alkmaar (1660). Purchased in 1900 from antiquarian bookseller J. Rosenthal, Munich


Calendar: feasts in red include St. Hippolytus (August 13), St. Jeroen (August 17) and the 11,000 Virgins (October 23)


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