[Printed illuminated book of hours leaf]

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[Printed illuminated book of hours leaf]

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Item No: foc0000216
Title: [Printed illuminated book of hours leaf]
Media Type: Letterpress Prints
Source: Rare Book Department

Books of Hours are prayer books that were owned by ordinary Christians in Medievel Europe. Because so many of these books were commissioned and passed down from one generation to another, they are among the most common illuminated manuscripts that have survive from that time. The text of this leaf is printed on calf skin which makes it rather unusual. 

Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1516
Call Number: Traveling Treasures
Creator Name: Gilles Hardouyn - Printer/Publisher
Germain Hardouyn - Artist

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