Books of Hours And Their Owners - John HarthanThames & Hudson, 1982, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little faded and soiled at the same, with a small nick at the head of the spine. Boards lightly spotted. Endpapers also lightly spotted. Pages slightly tanned at the extremities.
OF ALL the precious illuminated manuscripts that survive from the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Books of Hours form the largest ; single category: the personal prayer books of a devout and status-conscious society. This anthology of over ninety manuscript pages, reproduced in full colour from thirty-four Books of Hours, with the author's descriptive, explanatory and historical notes on the books themselves and their owners. the Books of Hours considered here are so closely involved with the lives of notable individuals and families that they amount to a selective review of an age of European history, seen from an unusual and intimate viewpoint. With 89 illustrations, 72 in colour.
Size: 12¼" x 9"
Number of Pages: 192
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