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Book of Hours (use of Rome and Sarum/Rouen), containing in French: 4 commentaires de prières

Place of origin, date:

Central France (Le Mans?); c. 1480-1500


Vellum, ff. 169, 148x109 (85x60) mm, 16 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 18th-century red leather; gilt


12 miniatures (90/75x60/58 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 13r, 29r, 45r, 56v, 60v, etc.)


purchased in 1901 at a sale at Frederik Muller, Amsterdam (coll. Van den Bogaerde a.o.; cat. 7-9 May, pt. 1, no. 3)


Calendar of Le Mans: feasts in red include several bishops of Le mans: St. Julian (28 January), St. Turibius (16 April), St. Bertrannus, translation (6 June), St. Liborius (9 June) and his translation (29 April). Hours of the Virgin: use of Rome. Office of the Dead:Sarum/Rouen


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