Abbeville - BM - ms. 0016, detail of f. 023v. Book of Hours, use of Amiens. End of the 15th century
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 920 f. 2v (Creation). Book of Hours, use of Rome. 15th century
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 920, detail of f. 254v. Book of Hours, use of Rome. 15th century
15th Century BOOK OF HOURS - Heart-Shaped When Opened The little book of hours of Amiens Nicolas Blairie, carefully written on a thin Ruling rose, but modestly decorated with some original illuminations in ink (folio 29), has the curious shape of an almond when it is closed. When it opens, the two halves of the almond bloom to fit the contours of a heart, concrete evocation of the heart of the person praying the prayer that opens.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 1171, f. 71r. Book of Hours, use of Rome. 16th century
A farmer and his wife shearing sheep. Book of Hours, Italo-Flemish, early 16th century
Medieval book mended with silk thread by 15th century nuns, Uppsala University Library