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Book of Hours (use of #)

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Bruges, Masters of the small eyes (`aux yeux brid‚es) (illuminator); c. 1440-1460


Vellum, ff. 98, 196x134 ( ) mm, 21 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 19th-century brown leather; gilt


11 full-page miniatures (113x70 mm) with border decoration; decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 7r, 9r, 12r, 19r, 30r, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes (ff. 7v, 10v, 11r, 11v, 12v, etc.)


By descent, mainly in female line, to the families De la Chambre and De Montjutiez (c. 1467-c. 1500), De Bougne (c. 1512-1520, d'Orsan (c. 1537-1577), d'Oiselet (c. 1600-1633) and De Froissart, marquess De Broussia (c. 1650-19th cent.). Purchased in 1993 fromantiquarian bookseller F. Knuf, Buren (Gld.) with support of the Friends of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the VSB-Fonds Den Haag en Omstreken, the Stichting K.F. Hein-Fonds, and the Stichting Van Beuningen


Bruges calendar: feasts in red include St. Donatianus (June 14) and St. Basilius (October 14). Full-page miniatures missing before f. 7 (Hours of the Cross), f. 12 (Mass of the Virgin), f. 71 (Office of the Dead). F. 98: 23 silver and gilt pilgrims badges sownin


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