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[Book of Hours], Hours of the Virgin, Annunciation.

Title: [Book of Hours].Use of Rome.
Origin: [Florence or Fiesole, Italy, c.1470].
Description: Illuminated manuscript on parchment. 198 leaves. 13 x 9 cm. Single column of 13 lines. Textblock: 6.4 x 4.8 cm.

Binding: Original wooden boards, covered with contemporary worn crimson velvet. Two clasps missing. Rebound 2005.
Comments: Written in gothic rotunda script with brown, red, and blue ink. Last 14 leaves in different hands. Includes scribal signature: "Biagio di Piero di Jacopo da Fiesole" on folio 111r.
Decoration: 4 large miniatures, 4 large initials, and 8 floral borders.  Many initials with vine-work decoration.

Provenance: (1) Frank Glenn, Kansas City. (2) Frank W. Wilson, Milwaukee. (3) Dr. Lyle Sellers, Dallas, 1949-1964. (4) Baylor University Medical Center Library, Dallas, 1964-2001. (5) Long term deposit at Bridwell Library, Dallas, 2001.

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