Book of Hours
Paris, France, 1375-1400.
French 18th-century green morocco; lettered: Heures en Latin - MSS. sur velin - en miniatu [sic].
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1906.
243 leaves (1 column, 13 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 120 x 80 mm
A fleur-de-lis background on fol. 202; armorial bookplate of Joseph Smith, consul, 1692-1770, on inside front cover (argent, on each of two chevrons sable three fleurs-de-lis or, on a chief azure a lion passant argent); on fol. 85 in a 19th century hand the initials T.J.H.; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1906; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); calendar for Paris; written and illuminated in Paris, France, between 1375 and 1400.
Decoration; 10 small miniatures; some miniatures retouched in the 19th century.
Latin and Middle French