Book of Hours
France, between 1420 and 1430.
French 16th-century brown morocco by Clovis Eve, with crowned H in the four corners, 2 double M, and semis of flowers, lambdas, S fermé, St. Esprit, foi, sun, angel, and sphinx heads in oval medallions.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
142 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 120 mm
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Dol (Hours of the Virgin) and Sarum (Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Rennes, Brittany, France, ca. 1420-1430.
Decoration: 3 large miniatures.