The most popular Christian prayer book of the Middle Ages, the Book of Hours was designed for private lay devotion at appointed times of day. Much of the success enjoyed by manuscript Books of Hours was due to their colorful illuminations of scenes from the lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and various locally venerated saints.
06780. [BOOK OF HOURS. Latin, for Roman Use]. Printed on vellum. Paris: Thielman Kerver for Gilles Remacle, 16 September 1499.
Median quarto on vellum
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