Exceptionally Rare 15th century Illuminated Miniature Book of Hours; with 6 full-page illuminated miniatures and 30 other pages with full illuminated borders
Flanders [Bruges]: c. 15th century.
Exceptionally rare miniature book of hours illuminated with 6 full-page miniatures and 30 other pages with full illuminated borders. 12mo, bound in nineteenth century purple velvet, 160 vellum leaves, all edges gilt, text in Latin. Full page miniatures include a man pruning a sapling with Pisces above, The Virgin and Child, The Annunciation to the Shepherds, The Nativity, The Flight into Egypt, and Mary Magdalene in a wooded landscape. The illuminator of this volume was a follower of the Master of the Dresden Prayerbook, both in terms of style and the use of full-page calendar miniatures, which are not typically found in 15th century books of hours. In near fine condition. Exceptionally rare.
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