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[Leaf Book] Illustrated French Book of Hours; 16th century - two-sided original, ornamental

By: Book Club of California

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Book Club of California: 1926

Seller ID: s19111c

Condition: Near fine


5-1/2”x8-1/2 printed both sides with brilliant hand illumination, refined decorative borders and historiated or inhabited surrounds. 29 lines of text each side . In 1926 Edgar Walter presented the Club with about forty leaves of an early 16th century printed Book of Hours. These were sent to life and honorary members, institutions, and those of the membership who were particularly interested in early printing. The distribution was at the discretion of Albert M. Bender. The leaf was unaccompanied by any legend but with a letter of transmittal on Club stationary and signed by Bender -- prese... View more info