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Livre de Laudes et Dèvotions Facsimile Edition

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This precious volume is very rich in initials decorated with vibrant colors on a burnished gold background, and in illuminations depicting the Evangelists and the scenes of Christ’s life.

The Codex is a Book of Hours: the Christian Liturgy had very precise rules on the recitation of prayers and devotions, that had to be done in specific hours of the day. 

To answer the need of the lay faithfuls more and more book of hours were created.

The figurative cycle used in the calendar of the “Livre de Lautes et Dèvotionis” reflects the tradition of the agricultural works and of the zodiac signs of each month, and uses images typical of similar French and Flemish manuscripts.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Livre de Laudes et Dèvotions": Calendario del Livres de Laudes et Dèvotions facsimile edition, published by Trident Editore, 2005

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Calendario del Livres de Laudes et Dèvotions

Castel Guelfo: Trident Editore, 2005

  • Commentary (Italian) by Bisi Bardellino, Maria Luisa; Cusanno, Chiara; Pettenati, Silvana; Massabò Ricci, Isabella; Silvestrini, Maria T.
  • Limited Edition: 299 copies + 25 copies in Roman numbers
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Livre de Laudes et Dèvotions: 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.


Red leather, gold tooling.

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