Louis de Laval’s Book of Hours

15th century. Jean Colombe’s workshop.

National Library of France. Lat. 920. Latin.

Considered the most spectacular book of hours of all time. Undoubtedly the most lavishly illustrated of all.

Its 700 pages contain no less than 1,234 miniatures, 157 of which are full-page.

This collection constitutes the richest corpus of biblical illustrations ever assembled in a book of hours.

700 delightful vellum pages, 172 x 243 mm, with an overflowing profusion of gold.

Handmade leather binding with a special slipcase.

Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.

National Prize 2014. Best books published in 2013. Ministry of Culture. Modality: facsimile books.

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