Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MS Vit. 24-10

Hours of the Seven Deadly Sins Facsimile Edition

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The deluxe Christian prayer book known as the Hours of the Seven Deadly Sins owes its nickname to the remarkable series of full-page miniatures that illuminate the Seven Penitential Psalms, each of which depicts the Old Testament king David accompanied by an armored male personification of one of the soul-endangering human faults understood in the period. Probably created around 1475 in Ghent, the manuscript was penned by the master calligrapher Nicolas Spierinc, whose writing features elegant penwork flourishes that extend into the margins of the pages. It boasts forty-nine full-page and twenty-five three-quarter-page miniatures.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Hours of the Seven Deadly Sins": Libro de Horas de los Siete Pecados Capitales facsimile edition, published by AyN Ediciones, 2003

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Libro de Horas de los Siete Pecados Capitales

Madrid: AyN Ediciones, 2003

  • Commentary (English, Spanish) by Ruiz García, Elisa; Solera, Gregorio; Domínguez Rodríguez, Ana; Planas Badenas, Josefina
  • Limited Edition: 995 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Hours of the Seven Deadly Sins: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.



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