Montserrat Collection

This collection consists of three Books of Hours, decorated by eminent miniaturists from the 16th century.

These codices have been printed without dithering, and with subsequent application of hot-worked gold – these techniques allow the exact reproduction of the original delicate decorations.

The volume has been printed on “pergamena stucco”, an special paper imitating parchment, making it an unique edition. Moulding with gold effect, as in the original copies. Handmade ligature and velvet binding.

The codices come in a briar-root case, with panels in elm wood. The wood structure is handmade by an artisan carpenter. The case is covered in Alcantara fabric.

  • PEQUEÑAS HORAS DE MONTSERRAT: the smallest of the three books of hours is by Simon Bening, flemish painter and miniaturist of the 16th century. Format: 175 mm x 125 mm (6,8 in x 4,9 in); 130 folios, enlightened by floral, animal and plant decorations. Shelf mark: Ms.851 at the Abbey Library of Montserrat.
  • HORAS DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE MONTSERRAT: this manuscript is by the same miniaturist author of “Triumphs” by Petrarch and “Book of Hours of Anne of Brittany”. Format: 175 mm x 125 mm (6,8 in x 4,9 in); 130 folios, enlightened by floral, animal and plant decorations. Shelf mark: Ms.851 at the Abbey Library of Montserrat.
  • GRANDES HORAS DE MONTSERRAT: the largest of the three books of hours is by Jean Bourdichon, an eminent painter and miniaturist at the court of France. Format: 195 mm x 130 mm (7,6 in x 5in); 150 folios, enlightened by floral, animal and hundreds of plant decorations. Initials in gold. Shelf mark: Ms. 66 at the Abbey Library of Montserrat.

The original codices are nowadays kept at the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and at the Public Library in Munich.

Limited edition of 375 notarised specimen, plus 25 from fellow publishers.


Specifications:

Author: master author of “Triumphs” by Petrarch and the “Book of Hours of Anne of Brittany”.

Format: 175 mm x 125 mm (6,8 in x 4,9 in)

Folios: 130 folios, enlightened with floral and animal decoration of various sizes; more than 1000 letters and hundreds of initials in gold.

Shelf mark: Ms. 851 in the Abbey Library of Montserrat.

Origin: Rouen, France, 15th century.

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