South Netherland Book of Hours

Illuminated Manuscript written on finely prepared vellum in an excellent upright Dutch liturgical script, 18 lines to the page set on rules in brown ink. Written on 177 leaves in single column, most pricking preserved at extreme margins; the collation has proven very difficult to work out due to the tightness of the rebacking of the binding, but apparently complete, edges plain. Rubricated. Leaf-size 168 x 118 mm. (about 6 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches). There is no indication of early ownership; small black-gold outlines to the tendrils of the opening border and a tiny gold shield at right in the same are decorative elements.