BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF METZ

MS 007
MS Short Title BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF METZ
Text BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF METZ
Description MS in Latin and French on vellum, Metz, France, mid 15th c., 134 ff. (-ca. 5), 17x12 cm, single column, (8x6 cm), 16 lines in a Gothic liturgical book script, 100 three-quarter illuminated borders in a great variety of styles with flowers, birds, grotesques, monkeys, a white panther, etc., over 100 partial borders, 10 half-page illuminated initials with full borders, 1 half-page and 7 full-page miniatures with full borders in burnished gold and colours, one of the miniatures is signed "AH", another with the coat of arms of the original owner, in the style of lower Rheinland, some borders associated with the designs of the "Master of the Playing Cards".
Binding England, ca. 1800, calf, sewn on 5 cords, using as sewing-guard a document dated 1446, in a wrapper formed of a part of a Spanish 16th c. antiphonal on vellum.
Provenance 1. B. Funck (1586); 2. James Wadmore, England (1782-1853); 3. Christie's 5.5.1854; 4. Christie's 11.7.1974:16; 5. Sotheby's 24.6.1986:105.
Place of origin France
Dates mid 15c AD

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