Book of hours

Record ID: 
158652
Accession number: 
MS M.1100
Title: 
Book of hours
Created: 
France, late 15th century.
Binding: 
19th-century tan calf gilt by Abich; inscribed Prières on spine.
Description: 
82 leaves, (1 column, 21 lines), bound : paper ; 140 x 104 mm
Provenance: 
Probably written for monastic (Benedictine?) use; Maisonneuve et cie. Editeurs, France, 19th century (label pasted on inside front pastedown, with engraved Tower of Babel motif ); purchased at Swann Galleries, New York, 12 November 1996, lot 182, on the Acquisitions Fund.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours written in northern France, later 15th century.
Ox head watermark similar to Briquet 14203, registered for Luxeuil 1497-1502.
Booksellers' label pasted on inside front pastedown, with engraved Tower of Babel motif, Maisonneuve et cie. Editeurs A la Tour de Babel.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
Latin
Classification: