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    Sale 2501 | Lot 166
    Price Realized: $22,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2501 Lot 166

      (MANUSCRIPT.) Illuminated Book of Hours in Dutch on vellum, written in gothic hand in brown ink with headings and rubrics in red, 21 lines. 4 (of 5) 9-line divisional decorated initials and three-quarter floral borders in gold and colors; partial floral decoration in margins of pages beginning individual Hours or prayers; decorated gold initials of 1-4 lines and ruling in red throughout. 131 (of 132) leaves; lacks leaf 69. 179x121 mm, 18th-century gilt-panelled sheep, spine ends and cover corners worn, short crack at top of front joint, recased, endpapers renewed; occasional minor marginal soiling, dampstaining in gutter of last several leaves and on rear endpapers. 18th-century armorial bookplate of Count Giuseppe de Cardenas. Northern Netherlands, mid-15th century

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

      Contents: 1r-10r, calendar for use of Utrecht, 10v blank; 11r-50v, Hours of the Virgin, with large initial and border on first page; 51r-68r, Hours of the Holy Cross, with large initial and border on first page, 68v blank; 70r-88v, Hours of the Holy Spirit, lacking leaf 69, presumably with large initial and border; 88r-92r, prayers before taking the Holy Sacrament, 92v blank; 93r-105r, Penitential Psalms and Litany, with large initial and border on first page, 105v blank; 106r-131r, Office of the Dead, with large initial and border on first page, 131v-132v blank.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $22,500