LANGUAGE: LATIN AND OLD FRENCH. REPRODUCTION DIMENSIONS: 11.75 X 8.75 IN. THIS FINELY ILLUMINATED BOOK OF HOURS WAS MADE IN ENGLAND AT THE END OF THE 13TH CENTURY. THE MANUSCRIPT IS INCOMPLETE AND MIS-BOUND. THE ORIGINAL SEQUENCE OF THE PARTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT CANNOT BE RECONSTRUCTED WITH CERTAINTY. THE ABBREVIATED HOURS WERE FOLLOWED BY THE HOURS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE SEVEN PENITENTIAL PSALMS, THE LITANY AND COLLECTS, THE FIFTEEN GRADUAL PSALMS, THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD, AND THE HOURS OF JESUS CRUCIFIED. WHETHER THE PRAYERS TO THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST, WHICH WERE FOLLOWED BY THE LECTIONS IN THE LIFE OF SAINT CATHARINE, CAME BEFORE OR AFTER THIS SEQUENCE IS UNKNOWN. THE BOOKS MAIN ARTIST ALSO ILLUMINATED A BIBLE NOW HELD IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY AT OXFORD MS. 3.2, AND A PSALTER PRESERVED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE MS. THE MANUSCRIPT CONTAINS A NUMBER OF UNUSUAL TEXTS, INCLUDING THE HOURS OF JESUS CRUCIFIED AND THE OFFICE OF SAINT CATHERINE. THE TEXT OF THE FORMER HAS BEEN SCRAMBLED. THE PATRON OF THE MANUSCRIPT IS NOT CLEAR; A WOMAN IS DEPICTED AS PRAYING IN MANY OF THE INITIALS, BUT RUBRICS IN THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD MENTION FRÈRES (BROTHERS). THE IMAGERY IS INVENTIVE, AND THE HOURS OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED ARE GRACED WITH IMAGES DEPICTING THE FUNERAL OF REYNARD THE FOX IN ITS MARGINS. IN THE ABSENCE OF A CALENDAR, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO LOCATE THE ORIGIN OF THE MANUSCRIPT PRECISELY. Reproduction details: This facsimile measures 11.25 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide. Our hardcover books are made with 2oz genuine cowhide upholstery leather from a small farm located in the United States. The pages are printed on 67lb cover acid free paper (business card thickness). We use a 4 color digital offset press. Each book is hand sewn by our trained bookbinders using a library binding method. This method will ensure a strong, sturdy, and lasting book for generations to come. We currently have a 4-6 week lead time for all orders. The item “Book Of Hours, 1289 England. Leather Facsimile” is in sale since Thursday, March 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “biblio87″ and is located in Stafford, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year Printed: 1289
- Binding: Hardcover
- Original/Facsimile: Facsimile
- Language: LATIN AND OLD FRENCH
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition