Book of Hours
France, possibly Paris, late 15th cent.
17th-century (ca. 1600) brown gold-tooled morocco, central stamp of the Cross with instruments of the Passion; in brown morocco g. box.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
188 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 110 mm
Richard Bennett Collection; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 46; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Book of hours for the use of Paris (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in France, possibly Paris, in the late 15th century.
Decoration: 17 large miniatures, 12 small miniatures.
Latin and French