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Book of Hours and Prayer Book (Dominican use)

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Diocese Liège (Maastricht?); c. 1505-1515


Vellum, ff. 148, 133x95 (85x65) mm, 22 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 18th-/19th-century blue leather; gilt (made c. 1800)


4 full-page miniatures (90x60/55 mm) with border decoration; 4 miniatures (45x58 mm) with decorated initial and border decoration; 1 historiated initial (40x42 mm) with border decoration; 1 illustration in the margin; decorated initials with border decoration; allborder decoration in Southern Netherlandish style (`strewn borders'); decorated initials with penflourishes (ff. 9r, 17r, 23r, 33v, 58r, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes (ff. 13r, 13v, 14v, 15r, 16r, etc.)


Made for a member of the Bylant family. Philippus Warnerus (16th century). Alexander van der Haweycken (1601). Joseph Désiré Lupus (d. 1822) of Brussels; purchased with his collection in 1819 by King William I of The Netherlands; kept from 1819-1822 at the Musée Lupusin the Palace of Charles de Lorraine at Brussels (no. A 13)


Dominican calendar with Liège saints: feasts in red include St. Thomas of Aquino (March 7), St. Vincent (April 5), St. Peter martyr (April 30) and his translation (May 7), St. Servatius `episcopus trajectensis' (May 13), Translation of St. Dominic (May 24), St.Lambert (August 6), St. Hubertus (October 3), St. Leonard (October 6). F. 101v: Pope Julius II (1503-1513) mentioned


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