UPDATE (12/04/2020): All but one of the titles on this list have been recovered.
Still missing is the following title:
1. Attavante Degli Attavanti, Cicle of.
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM - BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME. NORTH ITALY, probably Florence, about 1480
Armorial binding of the late eighteenth century with the coat of King Ferdinand IV of Naples Rubricated initials in red and blue, many watermarked, 11 miniatures including 4 at full page.
Content: Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis, ll. 1-126v; Officium Mortuorum, ll. 127-208v; VII Psalmi Penitentiales, ll. 209-252v; Officium Sancte Crucis, ll. 253-258v
L. 1 recto: Incipit Officium Beate Marie Virginis secundum consuetudinem Romane curie.
L. 258 verso: Explicit officium sancta crucis Deo Gratias Amen.
The presence of Saint Zenobius in the Litany, on leave 236v, suggests Florence as the most likely source of this fascinating book of Hours. It was the first bishop of the city, and his relics are preserved in Santa Maria del Fiore, in an urn masterpiece by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Books of significant value were stolen from a West London warehouse on the night of 29th January while in transit for the California Book Fair. A full police investigation is underway.
A list of titles can be found here.
A further list will be circulated as soon as possible.
If anyone offers you any of these titles, please contact the Police SCD6-ArtandAntiquesUnit@met.police.uk and quote crime reference number 0502127/17, ABA Secretary Camilla Szymanowska on 020 7421 4681 email@example.com or ABA Security Chair Brian Lake on 020 7631 4220 firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
For more details of individual copies, please contact the dealers directly.