Title: Book of Hours, 1928. Modern Illuminated Manuscript
Condition: Very Good
An early 20th century illuminated manuscript Book of Hours, produced by an unknown illuminator, only leaving the initials S.B.
Each page has been richly handwritten and illuminated with historiated initials, golden letters, and initials in the form of various creatures, all accentuated with gold leaf, on 14 or 15 lines per page. Every single leaf is further enhanced with a different illuminated and painted border, each distinctly unique and vibrant from each other. There are two detailed miniatures, one of a heavenly angel, and another featuring a medieval couple to be wedded, with an attendant and priest.
This Book of Hours has been divided into four parts, with one for the Prayers of the Holy Mass, the Prayer for Communion, after Communion, and the Wedding Mass.
This volume has been finely bound and signed by J. Zipelius, in full brown morroco, and bearing a monogram JD on the spine. The manuscript bears beautiful doublures, and factory stitched fabric endpapers with flower patterns.
Various family member signatures can be seen, with names such as Lorky, Lourtin, Bleriot, Dujardin, and Bazaine, and that of Eugene Louis Julien, bishop of Arras.
One finely bound manuscript in 12mo, 44 leaves, 2 additional leaves of signatures bordered by illuminated decorations and accented with initials, 4 blanks
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with virtually no rubbing or wear to the binding. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.