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Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk by  for A. Roux  fabricator - from Les Enluminures  (SKU: BOH 166)

Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk

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Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk

by R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF PRAYERS WOVEN IN SILK ON A JACQUARD LOOM. In Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk, R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux, France, Lyon, c. 1886-1887. Dimensions 174 x 144 mm., 58 silk pages, complete, text in one or two columns, one half-page and three full-page illustrations, various styles of decorative borders and initials on every page, woven entirely in silver-gray and black silk. BINDING: Bound in white morocco by Lesort of Paris, elaborately gilt with interlaced initials "HM" front and back, cream-colored silk doublures, gilt edges and fold-ins, five raised bands, spine stamped "heures" and "lesort," original blue calf presentation box lined in white silk. ILLUSTRATION: Every page of this book is surrounded by border decorations of a wide variety. The half- and full-page illustrations are designed after paintings by Fra Angelico, Fra Bartolomeo and Raphael, and other Renaissance masters. PROVENANCE: Woven in Lyon by the firm of J. A. Henry, c. 1886-1887. The front doublure is gilt stamped with initials and date May 1900, but there is no indication that the silk pages were woven at this relatively late date. The silver-grey hue of the silk more likely indicates that this example was woven in the late 1880s and was untouched until it was bound and customized later; monogram "HM" gilt stamped on covers; pencil inscription on unnumbered silk page: Marie José Seiler, Chexbres [Switzerland]. CONDITION: In very good condition. Full description and images available. (BOH 166)

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book dealer
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
BOH 166
Title
Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk
Author
R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux
Book condition
second hand - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Publisher
France, Lyon, c. 1886-1887
Keywords
Book of Hours, Woven Book of hours, illuminated manuscript, Lyon, France, Jacquard loom, illustrated book, silk book, woven book, 19th century, nineteenth century
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Books of Hours;

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About Les Enluminures

Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
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