Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Acq. e Doni 147

Willelm Vrelant Book of Hours Facsimile Edition

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The Officium beatae Mariae Virginis secundum usum Romanum, known as the Vrelant Book of Hours, features a decorative apparatus attributed to the collaboration between the Utrecht artist Willem Vrelant and one of the followers of the 'Eyckian school,' the followers of the Belgian painter Jan van Eyck. This bridal gift, commissioned by a French patron, was created in Bruges in the mid-15th century (1455-1460) and features 23 full-page illuminations. All 384 pages are enriched with marginalia and initials. The manuscript was presented to the Laurentian Library in 1806 by Maria Luisa of Spain, Queen of Etruria.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Willelm Vrelant Book of Hours": Libro d'ore di Vrelant (Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis secundum usum romanum) facsimile edition, published by De Agostini/UTET, 2005

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Libro d'ore di Vrelant (Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis secundum usum romanum)

Rome/Turin: De Agostini/UTET, 2005

  • Commentary (Italian) by Migiarra, Franco; Rao, Ida Giovanna; Bousmanne, Bernard
  • Limited Edition: 499 copie
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Willelm Vrelant Book of Hours: 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.


Brown leather binding with blind tooling and two clasps.

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