Oct 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2617 -

Sale 2617 - Lot 77

Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures.
[Paris, circa 1480-1510.]

Quarto-format manuscript on parchment consisting of eighty-two leaves; illuminated with two full-page painted miniatures depicting the Crucifixion of Christ (with surface abrasion resulting in some loss of painted surface and tears repaired with parchment on verso) and the Annunciation, depicting Gabriel visiting Mary (fore-edge border trimmed away and replaced with a shorter border from elsewhere, top corner patched with a square inch of parchment decorated with gilt stars); two borders with four-line gilt initials; two four line-initials with accompanying borders trimmed away; one eight-line large illuminated initial with Saint John; and numerous one- and two-line gilt initials; calendar bound at the end of the text; lacking an indeterminate number of leaves; some tears, glue discoloration to some gutters; bound in full 18th century speckled calf, with flat gilt-decorated spine and gilt compartments, 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.