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Title:

no. 31, Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis

Date:

1430 - 1470

Subject:

Book of hours -- France -- Illustrations
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France
Illuminination of books and manuscripts, France
Manuscripts, Medieval

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

18.5 x 13.0 cm.

Title:

no. 31, Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis

Date:

1430 - 1470

Subject:

Book of hours -- France -- Illustrations
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France
Illuminination of books and manuscripts, France
Manuscripts, Medieval

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

18.5 x 13.0 cm.

Description:

Caption "In the second half of the XVth century, the devout and wealthy laymen had a wide selection of Books of Hours from which to choose, both manuscript volumes and printed texts. These were often sold, in large cities, in book stalls erected directly in front of the main entrance to the cathedral.
The first printed and illustrated Book of Hours appeared in 1486. It was a crude work, but later noted printers such as Verard, Du Pre, Pigouchet, and Kerver issued in great numbers Books of Hours with numerous illustrations and rich borders. The decorations were frequently hand colored and further embellished with touches of gold. These Books of Hours created a strong competition for the more costly manuscript copies.
Customers who still preferred the manuscript format and could afford it also had a choice of many different types of decoration and could stipulate what quantity and quality of miniatures they desired. By this time the ivy spray had a variety of forms. It might be seen springing from an initial letter, from the end of a detached bar, in a separate panel in company with realistic flowers, or forming a three- or four-sided border intermixed with acanthus leaves and even birds." (written by Otto Ege)
In Angular Gothic Script. This manuscript was probably from France.

Contributor:

Ege, Otto F.

Type:

Text
Manuscript document

Identifier:

http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege031r

Language:

Latin

Relation:

Vellum leaf from set number 37 of the collection of: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century, compiled by Otto F. Ege.

Coverage:

Middle 15th Century

Rights:

These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For permission to reproduce and/or publish, contact Special Collections at 216-368-2993


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title: Book of Hours, France, recto
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title: Book of Hours, France, verso
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