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The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours
Folio Society, London, 2009. 2 volumes 8vos. in cloth covered box. One volume is a commentary in English. 8vo. hardcover quarter cloth, illustrated endpapers, 144pp. The other volume is 8vo. blue cloth with gold thread decorations, all edges gilt, 370pp. colour illus. Reproduced from Fitzwilliam Museum, it has been printed by Beacon Press Sussex on Furioso paper and bound by by Smith Settle, West Yorks in full silk brocade woven only for this edition by Stephen Walters and Sons, Suffolk. Limited edition of 1180 copies, this being number 263. Near Fine set in very good box with faded spine. The combination of an extraordinary wealth of full-page miniatures, exquisite borders adorning every single page of text and the almost perfect condition of the manuscript make this Book of Hours unique. Created in around 1510 in Bruges, the time and place where the Flemish art of illumination was at its apogee, every page is a visual feast. Miniature follows miniature, while the profusion of floral borders delights the eye, each one a wonderfully observed masterpiece of naturalism. Beautifully preserved, this volume is one of the very finest extant Books of Hours. .
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