Barberini Book of Hours for Rouen


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Barberini Book of Hours for Rouen

ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Libro de Horas Barberini para Ruan – Barberini-Stundenbuch für Rouen.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 215 x 145 mm, 212 pp.
ORIGIN – France: Rouen.
CHRONOLOGY – 16th century: 1510 ca.
FORMER OWNERS – Pope Urban VIII, born Maffeo Barberini (1568-1644).
GENRE – ChristianityPrivate devotional books.
CONTENTS – Calendar and prayers.
LANGUAGE – Latin; French (calendar).
SCRIPT – Gothic bastard.
DECORATION – 17 full-page miniatures; 44 illuminated scenes; about 200 richly decorated edges; decorated initials with gold leaf at the beginning of the sections of the manuscript.
STYLE – Gothic; Renaissance (Northern Renaissance).

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Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document. The facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document. The binding corresponds to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.
Publisher: Belser Verlag (Zurich, 1994).
Limited edition: 1280 copies.
Commentary: König Eberhard

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