Le Livre d'Heures
Le Livre d'Heures
Le Livre d'Heures
Le Livre d'Heures
Le Livre d'Heures

Le Livre d'Heures

Paris: Faculte de la Theologie, 1904-07. Small 4to, 80 leaves, calligraphy and gouache throughout, a vibrant recreation of a 14th-century Book of Hours by the artist Jeanne Marie Marguerite Berton; approximately 36 full-page hand-painted miniatures (5 small illustrations at the back have been pasted in), the text and the pasted-in illustrations all within hand-painted foliate and historiated borders in gilt, silver, blue, green, red, etc. The text is divided into three sections: L'Ordinaire de la Messe; Actes et Prières pour la Communion; and, Cérémonies du Marriage; bound in full burgundy crushed levant, elaborate gilt foliate borders on covers, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in one, a.e.g., silk moire endpapers, inner gilt dentelles; leaves guarded, silk ribbon bookmarker; fine and dazzling. "Ce missel écrit en la maison Desgodets et Gérard a été peint par Marguerite Berton de Juin 1904 a Septembre 1907. Les enluminares du XIVieme siècle proviennent de différents Missels de la vie des Saints de Fermin Didot, du mois pittoresque et littérairede l'art de l'enluminure de Labille et du recueil de Guillot." Based on a "Benediction" near the end of the volume, this is a wedding gift from Berton to her husband Charles Marie Paul Assallant. Item #53192

Price: $4,500.00

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