Original manuscript currently held in The British Library, London (symbol: Add. Ms. 24098).
Facsimile edition of the year 2004 of the Moleiro publishing house, limited to 987 copies and numbered by notarial authentication.
Facsimile format 15 x 21 cm. 60 pages, most with full page thumbnails. Bound in blue goatskin and accompanied by a leather case.
Monographic study profusely illustrated in color by Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor (Doctor of History). Format 21 x 30 cm. 256 pages.
It is called the “Book of Golf Hours” because of the scenes at the bottom and representing games typical of the time. In one of these scenes, several characters appear playing golf, so the manuscript was named after the curiosity of the scene and the game it represents.
The author of this beautiful codex was Simon Bening, son of another great artist of the XV century: Alexander Bening. Simon Bening was born in 1483 or 84 in Ghent. Around 1500 he began to work between Bruges and Ghent, but by 1519 he settled definitively in Bruges (Flanders). In his workshop, numerous hour books were produced, all of them impressive, for high-ranking people from all over Europe. He was undoubtedly the most important miniaturist of his time. Bening died in 1561 at the age of 78, something unusual for the time.
Complete copy and in perfect condition.
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