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Book nr:4644
Author:BENING, Simon
Title:Livre d'heures aux fleurs - Blumen-Stundenbuch
Town:Luzern
Publisher:Faksimile-Verlag
Year:1991
Description:2 vols. in-12°, naar München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm. 23637
Note:Already during his lifetime Simon Bening achieved great fame for his Books of Hours which were treasured all over Europe; by 1530 he was recognized as one of the best artists in this genre. It is at this time that the Flower Book of Hours was commissioned. Bening?s magnificent work features an incredible variety of illuminations: 1,399 ornamented initials, 1,320 flowers, 78 birds, and different types of butterflies, snails and insects. Its richness of decoration is hardly found before or after in any other Book of Hours. Commentary by Eberhard König and Bodo Brinkmann. Limited edition of 980 copies, bound in velvet.
Price:€2400
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