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Seller: leaves-of-old (2.847) 100%, Location: Akron, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352531806809 Original Illuminated Manuscript Book of Hours Leaf, France (possibly Angers), c. 1450-1470 Text: PSALMS 50 & 101 (King James 51 & 102): “…Hear O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee. Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble, incline thy ear to me…” IM-10745: An original leaf from a medieval illuminated manuscript Book of Hours. 17 lines of text, ruled in red, written in Latin in dark brown ink in a fine gothic script on animal vellum. This leaf measures 178 x 122 mm (7 x 4 7/8”). ONE TWO-LINE ILLUMINATED INITIAL AND FOURTEEN ILLUMINATED ONE-LINE INITIALS IN GOLD ON BLUE AND RED GROUND WITH DELICATE WHITE PENWORK. RINCEAUX PANEL BORDER DECORATION (RECTO) WITH BURNISHED GOLD IVY LEAVES AND A FLORAL MOTIF IN PINK, BLUE, GREEN AND BURNISHED GOLD. This Book of Hours leaf is more than 550 years old. It was scribed and illuminated in France (possibly Angers), c. 1450-1470. This is an original, not a reproduction. It is in very nice condition for its age and use, as shown in the photos.The colors are fresh and bright and the vellum is quite clean. There is some cockling to the vellum, as seen. The one-line illuminated ''S'' begins Psalm 50 (King James 51) 10-21: ''Sacrificium...'' (A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise...). The two-line illuminated ''D'' begins Psalm 101 (KJ 102) 1-11: ''Domine...'' (Hear O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee. Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble, incline thy ear to me. In what day so ever I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily...). Books of Hours are personal prayer books of a devout and status-conscious society and are not only works of art, but cultural documents of their time. They reveal a unique combination of sacred and secular imagery - made of the finest materials, by the best craftsmen, for a small audience that could both appreciate and afford them. This leaf comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. We prefer payment through PayPal. For international purchase we accept only PayPal. Ohio residents should add 6.75% sales tax. Shipping in the United States is $8.00 by USPS Priority Mail. Outside US, shipping is $39.00 by USPS Registered Mail. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are NOT INCLUDED in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. We have been full-time dealers in Illuminated Manuscripts, Maps, Prints and Antiquities since 1980. Original/Facsimile: Original, Material: Vellum, Type: Illuminated Manuscript, Subject: Religion, Bibles, medieval Book of Hours, Special Attributes: Illuminated, Region: Europe, Date of Publication: c. 1450-1470, Language: Latin, Place of Publication: France (Angers) Insights Exclusive
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