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Book of Hours of the Weaving Virgin

This manuscript is made with the finest vellum and highly refined pigments using an excellent traditional technique, and is exquisitely decorated and illustrated: the lack of over-ornamentation in the margins, the serene beauty of the miniatures and the elegance of all the little details make this manuscript a perfect example of the French style at that time.

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Book of Hours of the Altarpieces

Also known as the Missal of Fernández de Córdoba, this codex is a magnificent example of a Book of Hours in the Roman tradition.

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The Book of Hours of the Bishop Morgades

 

The facsimile version of this work forms part of a range of codices that were recovered in the 19th century as artistic sources. During that period, illustrations gained uncommon importance as a complement to the text and in some cases, such as this one, were the subject of a heinous bibliophilic and commercial practice: the factitious compilation of editions whose original iconography was artificially enriched by a series taken from other manuscripts.

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Book of Hours, Incunabular, for Condottieri Ferrante d’Este

This incunabulum is a very unusual copy of the publication of horae ad usum Romanum, in Latin and French, for which the printing was completed on 20 August 1496 in the Parisian workshop of Philippe Pigouchet, to a commission from the bookseller and publisher Simon Vostre.

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Herrenalb Cistercian Prayer Book (Pre-publication)

The medieval monastery of Herrenalber in South Germany, near the city of Ulm, was renowned in its time for its scriptorium. This work, dated 1484, was produced by the monastery’s singer Johannes Zurn de Nyposheim, as stated by the author himself in the manuscript’s colophon.

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