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The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France

Rorimer, James J. (Introduction)

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Cloisters, New York, 1958
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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In Very Good - Fine Original Glassine dustjacket. Unpaginated with an Introduction by James J. Rorimer and 32 reproductions of full color illuminations printed in France by Draeger Freres; text printed in New York by The Spiral Press with ornaments adapted from the manuscript by Fritz Kredel, 1958. "The Belles Heures, from which the ex libris and thirty-two illuminations are here reproduced in facsimile, is one of the celebrated Books of Hours created in the second decade of the fifteenth century for Jean, Duke of Berry, prince of France (1340-1416). Like the well-known Tres Riches Heures, also made for the duke and now in the Musee Conde in Chantilly, it is a rich compendium of brilliant small paintings and ranks among the great masterpieces of the Middle Ages." from the Introduction. In a near fine black paper-covered board slipcase with a wrap-around label. 1' closed tear to bottom edge glassine wrapper with minor edge wear to bottom edge of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Marbled cream-colored faux-leather binding stamped in gilt on front board and spine. Size: Small 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003817

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Title: The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, ...

Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Cloisters, New York

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

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