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Binding from Book of Hours in Dutch


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Description Late seventeenth-century Dutch binding; cream-colored vellum over pasteboard, gold-tooled; outer frame of double gold fillets enclosing an inner frame of the same, with canted gold crowns at the outside of each of the four corners (possibly bound in Amsterdam, ca. 1695 in the workshop of Albert Magnus; a virtually identical binding reproduced in Foot, Eloquent Witnesses); sewn on five raised bands; spine gold-tooled in six panels; edges speckled red
Provenance Created by the "Sarijs group" of the Brethren of the Common Life in Zwolle, Netherlands, ca. 1470 [armorial device found on fol. 52r, but may be decorative and not indicate original ownership]; Charles W. Reynell, London, ca. 1860 [ownership inscription in ink on back pastedown]; C. H. Reynell, Memphis, Tennessee, by inheritance [his sales at Sotheby's, London, July 5-7, and July 26-28, 1937]; Dmitri Tselos, Minnesota, 1941, by purchase in Europe; George Tselos and Susan E. Tselos, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 2006, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase and partial donation by George Tselos and Susan E. Tselos in memory of their father Dimitri Tselos, 2006

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Period
ca. 1470
Medium
cream-colored vellum over pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.918.binding
Measurements
H: 5 11/16 x W: 3 7/8 in. (14.4 x 9.8 cm)
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