Cherry quarter morocco and cloth, top edge gilt, others untrimmed,folio, 32 cm, , 35 pp, 46 pp of plates (four in colour). "Lord Beauchamp's library at Madresfield Court includes a handsome Book of Hours, written and illuminated in England early in the fourteenth century. Books of Hours of this date for English use are by no means common and the Madresfield manuscript has hitherto been neither described nor reproduced. It has the added interest of having been written originally for York Use, which is comparatively rare. " Contents: The Text; Introduction; General Description of the Manuscript; The Text of the Manuscript: The Calendar, The Litany, The Hours of the Virgin, A Later Revision of the Text, The Office of the Dead; The Decoration: The Calendar, The Full-Page Miniatures, The Small Miniatures, Initials and Border Decoration, Initials added at later dates; the History of the Manuscript; Appendix; The Plates: Full-Page Miniatures; Calendar Pages; Full-Page Miniatures; Small miniatures and related text pages; decorated text pages with borders and initials; Initials added at later dates. Lord Kenyon's copy, signed by him on the front free endpaper, with his bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper, his name in red in the printed List of Members, and laid in a circular letter from the printer notifying members of the despatch of their copies. Covers a trifle rubbed, otherwise Near Fine. [Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, Lord Kenyon, C.B.E. (1948-1993) "almost single-handedly responsible for the revival of the Gregynog Press in 1978"]. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Madresfield Hours : A Fourteenth-Century...
Editorial: Printed for presentation to the Roxburghe Club, Oxford, first edition, 1975
Año de publicación: 1975
Descripción Oxford, 1975. 50 plates (4 colour), title and dedication pages in red and black, pp. 33, 4to, original quarter maroon morocco with patterned boards lightly toned and bubbling around the head, backstrip lettered in gilt with some sparse green speckling to lower half, t.e.g., others untrimmed, very good. Nº de ref. de la librería 52162