Horae, Books of Hours in Spanish Libraries

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Horae, the power of the image. Books of Hours in Spanish Libraries. Society and beliefs from all over the medieval world mirrored like in a mirror in over 400 images.

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Horae, the power of the image. Books of Hours in Spanish Libraries. Society and beliefs from all over the medieval world mirrored like in a mirror in over 400 images.

The pages of this beautiful and great book incorporate an awaited and unpublished compilation of the 50 most valuable Books of Hours preserved in Spanish Libraries.

The 50 chosen codices treasure in their folios a surprising world of images and decorations, authentic works of art in which the best gothic and Renaissance artists took part.

The 500 pages of this book combine for the first time a careful collection of scientific texts with a suggestive compendium of images.

Whether you are a collector of Books of Hours, a bibliophile, a lover of beauty, art, history and culture, as a mere curiosity in the amazing world of books, look at the fascinating window of the Middle Ages browsing The pages of this book, beautifully edited at the end of 2016.

Hardcover illustrated hardcover bookbinding. Format 25,5 x 35,5 cm. 512 pages with more than 400 illustrations. Guide tape. Authors: Josefina Planas Badenas and Javier Docampo Capilla. Weight of more than 4 kg (without packaging).

Texts in Spanish. It also contains 57 pages in English with the reviews and bibliographic data of the 50 books of hours.

Exemplary in perfect condition, brand new and sealed.

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This book was presented at the National Library of Spain on February 22, 2017. You can see the act on Youtube by clicking here.