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Lot 1816 - S19 Dr Sylvia Legrain Collection - Wednesday, 20. September 2023, 10.00 AM

HORAE B. M. V. -

Book of Hours. Latin script on vellum. With 8 miniatures as well as numerous borders, initials and line endings, all in gold and colour.
Probably Flemish, third quarter of the 15th century. 14 × 10 cm. 177 (of 178) leaves. Written area 7.5 × 4.5 cm. 16 lines Textura. Fine anthracite-coloured leather binding of the period over wooden boards on 4 cords with blind embossed scudding and geometric ornamentation, gilt edge (corners slightly worn, front hinge slightly flaking back hinge somewhat brittle, a few worm holes, clasps missing, gilt edge somewhat faded).

Splendid Book of Hours. Careful and consistent writing in sepia on vellum with very broad margins. 16-line Gothic Textura, Calendarium 17 lines, rubrics and ruling in red. Throughout with one and two-line lombards and line endings, the Calendarium with two-line KL initials, numerous leaves with foliate vine borders, with flowers and fruits all in colour and gold. The 8 large high quality charming miniatures with finely drawn faces (each ca. 76 × 47 mm) : ff. 13v: Annunciation, 70v.: Presentation in the Temple, 105v: Miracle at Pentecost, 112v: Last Judgement, 168v: Saint Sebastian, 170v: Adoration of the Magi, 172v: Saint Antonius of Padua, 174v: Saint Catherine of Alexandria. - In addition to the prayers of Adoration for the Virgin Mary, are liturgical prayers for Saints Sebastian, Anthony and Catherine as well as the Te Deum. - Well preserved and legible script. Old numbering throughout. Some areas of the borders somewhat soiled and slightly smudged, occasional minimal flaking and rubbing. Leaf 92 and 93 with stronger rubbing and glued, f. 91 missing. Old writing by another hand on front and back endpapers.

Provenance: Spanish ex-libris 1540 and 1542 on pastedown - European private collection - Sale Koller, Auction 156, 2 April 2011, Lot 101.

CHF 12 000 / 18 000 | (€ 12 370 / 18 560)

Sold for CHF 23 750 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.