• BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image
  • BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2... Image

Lot 691

BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2...

BOOK OF HOURS, in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on vellum [The Netherlands, 15th-century, 2 "parts" bound in one]. 168 x 120mm. 189 vellum leaves, including one blank leaf, only (lacking at least 5 leaves), the leaf following the calendar with a large historiated initial in burnished gold and colours incorporating the Madonna and Child, foliate borders in gold and colours with 2 winged angels, the first 157 leaves with numerous initials in gold and colours, 19 lines to a page in a gothic bookhand in black, red, blue and gold, marginal foliate decoration to most leaves in gold and colours; the last 32 leaves extracted from another Book of Hours, in a different hand, with 21 lines to a page in a gothic bookhand in black, red and blue, initials in red, blue and green, without marginal decoration (some heavy marginal staining to the calendar leaves, lighter mainly marginal staining and spotting elsewhere). Old panelled and blindstamped calf over boards with 12 small circular head-and-shoulder portraits of the apostles on both covers, spine with raised bands, 2 old clasps, 3 later red silk markers, one with small metal anchor attached (erosion to corners and to head and foot of spine). Provenance: "JASPAER" (old inscription in black ink on blank verso of final leaf of first "part"); old printed bookseller's or auction catalogue description laid down on front pastedown with footnote stating, "The language of these early Belgian Hours is very important to the student tracing the Etymology of English words"; "To Nelson Burroughs, In thanksgiving for the many beautiful services we have had together, from Bob and Catherine Moriso, [illegible [?]house name], Clifton, August 18, 1949" (inscription on loosely-inserted slip)); "Mrs John Morison" (small label on inside of rear board). 5246