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Lot n° 7 - [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT HOURS]. Late 15th century (circa 1480?) manuscript book of hours for use in Rome in a small 8° volume (125 x 180 mm), ivory vellum with covers, spine ribbed, gilt edges (pastiche binding of the early 20th c.). CHARACTERISTICS 147 ff. of vellum.Regulated copy.21 lines per page.Text in Latin (except for the calendar in French), in brown and red ink (and in three colours for the calendar). CONTENTS - ff. 1 v° - 2 r°: continuation of the Gospel according to St. Matthew (9, 18-26) [first preliminary text added]; - f. 2 v°: eight lines of prayers from the Roman Breviary (second preliminary text added); - ff. 3 - 12 r°: calendar of the saints (in French); - ff. 13 - 16 r°: beginning of the Gospel according to St. John and continuation of the Gospels according to St. Luke, St.Matthew & St. Mark; - ff. 17 - 54 r° : prayers to God and to the Blessed Virgin; - ff. 55 - 63 : continuation of the prayers; - ff. 63 - 64 v° : litanies of the saints; - ff. 65 - 67 v° : continuation of the prayers; - ff. 68 - 89 r° : continuation of the prayers (with the Beatitudes); - ff. 90 - 91 v°: continuation of the prayers; - ff. 92 - 147 r°: continuation of the prayers to God, the Blessed Virgin and the archangels.ILLUSTRATIONS Five large miniatures: - f. 17: the Annunciation (accompanied by five small scenes or tableaus in frames); - f. 55: Bathsheba at the bath (accompanied by a floral and animal frame); - f. 68: the patron and his wife, facing three dead, at the foot of Calvary (a variant of the theme of the three dead and the three living) [accompanied by a floral and animal frame[; - f. 90: Christ on the cross with the Holy Women and the representatives of the Sanhedrin (accompanied by a floral and animal frame); - f. 92: Pentecost (accompanied by a floral and animal frame). Eight miniatures set in large initials: - f. 24 (the Visitation); - f. 31 (the Nativity); - f. 33 v° (the announcement to the shepherds); - f. 35 v° (the adoration of the Magi); - f. 37 v° (the presentation in the Temple); - f. 39 (the flight into Egypt); - f. 42 v° (the crowning of the Virgin); - f. 94 (the Assumption of the Virgin). ORNAMENTATION Numerous small lettering painted in red or blue and illuminated; a few line ends; volutes adorning certain letters in the first line of each page.PROVENANCE From the library of Rose Françoise Boissière, with a handwritten ex-libris on the front of the first leaf (repeated on f. 64): "Ce livros (?) sount a moi rose fançoiese (?) de boissiere veve a fu noble piere de fontrouge ansiens capitoul 24 setanbre 1681. Pierre (de) Fonrouge, who had married Rose Françoise (de)Boissière, had become capitoul of Toulouse in 1655.MISFACES Old staining having affected and faded the ink of the lines at the foot of about thirty leaves at the end of the volume.

[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT HOURS]. Late 15th century (circa 1480?) manuscript book of hours for use in Rome in a small 8° volume (125 x 180 mm), ivory vellum with covers, spine ribbed…
Estimate — 15 000 - 20 000 €
Thierry de Maigret - Paris,
Tuesday 18 May - 14:00

Lot n° 8 - [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT HOURS]. Book of hours from the middle of the 15th century (circa 1450/1460) and from the Amiens region in a small volume in-8° (122 x 175 mm), brown morocco, gilt fillets and large gilt scroll around the boards, spine with ornate nerves, gilt edges (late 17th c. binding). CHARACTERISTICS 130 vellum pages.16 lines per page.Text in Latin (except for the calendar in French, the prayers of eight of the last ten leaves and those of the leaves inserted as replacements), in black and red ink; advertisements (from f. 26 onwards, but not on f. 77 preceding book 11). CONTENTS - ff. 1 - 12 v°: calendar of saints (in French); - ff. 13 - 17 v°: beginning of the Gospel according to St. John and continuation of the Gospels according to St. Luke, St. Matthew and St. Mark; - ff. 18: blank; - ff. 19 - 28 v°: prayers to God and the Blessed Virgin (including the Te Deum, ff. 27 - 28 v°); - ff. 28 v° - 37 v°: psalms & hymns; - ff. 38 - 42 v° : primes ; - ff. 42 v° - 45 v° : tierces ; - ff. 45 v° - 48 v° : sext ; - ff. 49 - 52 : nones ; - ff. 52 - 57 : vespers ; - ff. 57 v° - 61 v° : complines ; - ff. 61 v° - 62 v° : "Oraison a la croix" (a prayer in 42 French verses written in ink at the time or shortly afterwards); - ff. 63 - 72 v° : "Septem psalmi penitenciales" (announced by the rubric on f. 61 v°, but partially lacking); - ff. 72 v° - 77 v°: litany of the saints, "Agnus Dei", "Kyrie" & other prayers; - ff. 78 - 83 v°: other prayers; - ff. 84 - 88 v°: other prayers (to the Holy Spirit); - ff. 89 - 112 v° : other prayers; - f. 113 : "Oraison tres devoste a tous les St et Saintes de paradis" (25 lines in French, calligraphed in ink some time later); - ff. 114 v° - 120 r°: prayers to the Blessed Virgin; - f. 120 v°: "Oraison tres de vote a la grecieux Vierge marie" (5 lines in French, later); - ff. 121 - 125 v°: prayers to the Blessed Virgin (in French); - ff. 126 - 128 v°: prayers to God (in French); - ff. 129 - 130: last prayers (in Latin, on 2 ff. coming from a different manuscript) ILLUSTRATIONS Six large miniatures: - f. 19: the Annunciation (with a floral frame); - f. 78: the Blessed Virgin and St. John at the foot of the Cross (with a floral frame); - f. 84: Pentecost (with a floral frame); - f. 89: the reading of the Gospel by two monks to two nuns (with a floral frame); - f. 121: the Blessed Virgin with the Child (with a floral frame); - f. 126: Christ with the outrages raising the dead (with a floral frame). ORNAMENTATION Numerous red or blue painted and illuminated initials, of which SEVEN LARGE ACCOMPANIED WITH FLORAL HAMPES (ff. 28 v°, 38, 42 v°, 45 v°, 49, 52 & 57 v°); numerous line-ends; rubrics. ORIGIN Presence of St Frodebert on January 8 (in Troyes, but on January 2), St Satir (or Satur) on January 12 (in Achaia), St Spire on January 18, St Fourcy (or Fursy) on January 19 (in Péronne, in the diocese of Amiens, but on January 16), St Cagnes on January 21 and 28, St Ceinerance on January 23, St Valeri on January 29 (in Picardy as well?), ste Audegonde on 30 and st Oulfe (or Oulph) on 31 (in Troyes, but on .(22FAILURE 1 f. in deficit between ff. 62 & 63.Slight traces of old wetness; pale stains on ff. 72-75, 85 & 112-113; small restorations to the foot-corner of some leaves.

[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT HOURS]. Book of hours from the middle of the 15th century (circa 1450/1460) and from the Amiens region in a small volume in 8° (122 x 175 mm), brown morocco…
Estimate — 10 000 - 15 000 €
Thierry de Maigret - Paris,
Tuesday 18 May - 14:00
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