Book of Hours, Use of Rome, 1505

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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, 1505

199.99

Date: 1505

Author:  Catholic Church

Language: Latin

Pages: 374

 

Title: Horae beatae Mariae virginis (use of Rome)

 

This beautiful manuscript contains a liturgical calendar, gospel lessons, hours of the Virgin, Psalms, Office of the Dead, suffrages and various prayers.

 

Provenance:

Bequest of William K. Richardson, 1951. ; Belonged to a member of the Merlemont family; Edouard Champion, Paris; to Richardson in 1923.


 

Reproduction Details:

The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide from a small supplier is New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine we use a modern perfect binding with modern glue to make the binding last longer that the older style. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding , drying in between each layer, the mull cloth is a traditional way to make the binding stiff and strong.

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