Book of Hours of the Weaving Virgin

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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.

As well as the standard parts usually found in Books of Hours, such as the calendar, the officium parvum of the Virgin Mary, penitential psalms, the Office of the Dead and intercessions, this example also contains the canonical Obsecro te and O intemerata, the Hours of the Cross, the Hours of the Holy Spirit and a representative collection of intercessions.

Within the traditions established in this world of pious practices, that represented here follows the Roman style. The traditional stylistic features would keep in step with the new influences appearing in these cultural records, and this manuscript represents the pinnacle of literary technique due to its classical perfection.

Original held by the Lázaro Galdiano Foundation.

Size: 15.3 x 20.5 cm.

Specially printed on treated and aged parchment.

Old-style folds sewn with vegetable thread.

Leather binding.

Presented in a stylish case.

Study book of the work.

Unique limited edition of 1,015 copies, certified and numbered before a notary.