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armarium codicum bibliophilorum
Cod. 111
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Book of Hours of King Charles VIII
Parchment · 107 + 8 + 8 ff. · 18.2 x 12.5 cm · Paris · about 1488
Latin, French
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This book of hours was a present from the Parisian publisher Anthoine Vérard to the French King Charles VIII (1470-1498). The monarch was one of the most important figures for the French book trade from 1480 on. His collecting is inextricably linked with the luxurious printed materials of the bookseller and publisher Anthoine Vérard. Especially remarkable are the borders: the margins of all pages are decorated with a pictorial narrative of eight consecutive images showing events from the Old and New Testament. Also noteworthy is the didactic value of this book of hours, since each pair of images has a commentary of several explanatory verses in Middle French. Stylistically this book is closely related to Cod. 110, which was probably also created for the king and was by the same artist. (net)
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Ina Nettekoven: Das persönliche Stundenbuch Königs Karls VIII. von Frankreich - Ein Geschenk des Verlegers Anthoine Vérard? In: Leuchtendes Mittelalter Neue Folge VI. - 35 Stundenbücher aus Paris und den französischen Regionen im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert, Nr. 23a. Antiquariat Bibermühle, Kat. 61 (2009), H. Tenschert (Hg.), 404-412.
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10.5076/e-codices-utp-0111 (
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