The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France, at the Cloisters
by Freeman, Margaret B.; Rorimer, James J.
The Cloisters / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1958 2018-01-04. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Includes original slipcase. Book excellent. Slipcase label lightly toned, gift card affixed to front slipcase panel with handwritten note ('a very merry / Christmas to my / favorite teacher / Gretchen Boland'). A few tears and a 1 inch chip along edges of onion skin jacket, with some Japanese tissue repairs on reverse. 1958 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. 8vo. The Belles Heures, from which the ex libris and thirty-two illuminations are here reproduced in facsimile, is one of the celebrated Books of Hours created in the second decade of the fifteenth century for Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France (1340-1416). Like the well-known Tres Riches Heures, also made for the duke and now in the Musee Conde in Chantilly, it is a rich compendium of brilliant small paintings and ranks among the great masterpieces of the Middle Ages. 32 color plates, with annotations by Margaret B. Freeman, Curator of The Cloisters, and an introduction by James J. Rorimer.
(Inventory #: 2195558)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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