Bishop Fonseca’s Book of Hours
15th century. School of Ghent-Bruges. Royal Seminary of San Carlos Borromeo, Saragossa.
Unanimously considered one of the most beautiful books of hours in Spain.
Latin. 15th-century Gothic script and Flemish style.
46 full-page and bordered miniatures, one more with border and legend and another with border and vignette of a saint.
25 large initials, 245 somewhat smaller ones, 1,177 small ones and 53 even smaller ones.
406 pages of fine vellum measuring 125 x 185 mm.
Precious manuscript with rich ornamentation and in magnificent condition.
Handmade binding, with antiqued silver clasps and fittings. Accompanied by a study volume and an elegant preservation box.
Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.