Book of Hours
19th-century English dark blue morocco, blind-tooled.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
156 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 150 mm
Bought Nov. 12, 1896 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 75; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Belgium in the 1440s.
Decoration: 12 large miniatures; margins with foliate and floreate ornament throughout; decorated initials throughout; Flemish Gothic style.
Artist: Master of the Ghent Privileges.
Latin and Middle French