31 Mar '16, 7pm

Also in NY on 5 April, this beautiful #Coutances #BookOfHours by the Talbot Master:

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Coutances, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum {France, Normandy, c.1450] 200 x 145mm. i + 160 leaves: 1-26, 38, 46, 5-108, 114, 12-188, 196, 204, 217 (of 8, final blank cancelled), 227 (of 8, final blank cancelled), 232 (two singletons, the final one blank), COMPLETE. 15 lines written in black ink between two verticals and 16 horizontals ruled in red, written area 96 x 68mm. Panel borders with hairline tendrils, golden trefoils and colored flowerheads or fruit in the outer margin of every page and in the inner margin of each recto with a two-line foliate initial, TWELVE LARGE ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURES, with baguette borders surrounded by hairline and foliate sprays with occasional animal inclusions. (some darkening around page edges, some smudging and offsetting, occasional spotting and stains and with original holes in vellum, a corne...

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