The treasure of the Abbey of Montserrat. Nestled in a magical place since the eleventh century, the Monastery of Montserrat in its library preserves three manuscripts, certainly the three Books of Hours of the most important in the Iberian Peninsula guarded; by their authors, provenance, beauty and condition.
The facsimile edition also restores fragments of manuscripts that had been torn from the original manuscripts and is currently preserved at the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the State Library in Munich.
The collection is composed of the following manuscripts:
Montserrat Small Hours (Munich-Montserrat)
Author: Simon Bening, Flemish painter and miniaturist, one of the greatest innovators and responsible for the boom in miniature of Flanders in the fifteenth century. He worked for the Emperor Charles V, the infant Fernando de Portugal or the Archbishop Albert of Mainz, among many noble principals.
Dimensions: 10 x 14 cm.
Planners: 221, all beautifully lit, either full page or with floral decoration beautiful inhabited with hundreds of plants and gold capital letters. The beautiful calendar that opens the book is considered by specialists in medieval and Renaissance miniature, as the second cycle of pictures of the months of the year after the most important of Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.
Symbols: Ms. 53 of the Library of the Abbey of Montserrat; CLM Bayer Stattisbibliothek 23638 München (calendar); 3 and Ms. Paul Getty Library of Los Angeles.
Source: Ghent, Flanders, XVI century.
Book of Hours of Our Lady of Montserrat
Author: Master of the “Triumphs of Petrarca” and “Book of Hours of Anne of Brittany”.
Dimensions: 12.5 x 17.5 cm.
Planners: 130, all beautifully lit, either full page (48), or with floral decoration beautiful inhabited more than 1,000 characters, animals and plants, as well as hundreds of gold Chapter.
Document: 851 of the Library Ms. Abbey of Montserrat.
Source: Rouan, France, XV century.
Great Hours of Montserrat (Hippolyta Aragon-Sforza)
Author: Jean Bourdichon, one of the most prestigious miniaturists of History and court painter of four kings of France (Louis XI, Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis I) and two queens (Charlotte of Savoy and Anne of Brittany) .
Dimensions: 13 x 19.5 cm.
Planners: 150, all beautifully lit, either full page (38), or with floral decoration beautiful inhabited with several hundred plants, drop caps with gold and a complete medieval bestiary of mythical animals.
Document: 66 of the Library Ms. Abbey of Montserrat.
Origin: Paris, France, XV-XVI centuries.
A work of true luxury, high quality materials and techniques used in this masterpiece of facsimile edition speak for themselves the luxury of enjoying the Montserrat Collection.
The presentation of the collection is performed in a storage chest in elm root wood varnished in one piece with hidden magnets for a perfect seal. Italian Interior Alcantara upholstered in beige leather. Wooden structure made by hand by an artisan cabinetmaker.
Facsimiles have been bound in genuine silk velvet with bronze caps dipped in 24K gold. Original binding motifs derived from the original lost wax. Pergamenata impression made on paper Fedrigoni Stucco special manufacturing. Thermal stamping gold with cracked effect, identical to the originals.
Numbered and limited to only 375 copies edition. The copy is in perfect condition.
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