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Books of Hours and Their Owners [Hardcover]

John Harthan
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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; First Edition edition (10 Oct 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500232172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500232170
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 22 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 706,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the Real Thing? 13 Jan 2014
By heretic666 TOP 500 REVIEWER
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The reasons for my fatuous title are as follows. Can you afford the time and expense to visit all the museums and libraries and collections on two continents. Or how about just england; the Bodleian, Fitzwilliam and British Museum and V & A? And what happens when you get to these sites. A view through heavy glass in subdued light of a couple of pages selected by the curator. Another visit at a later time to see if there are fresh pages to view? Then repeat.
So this book has eightynine illustrations of which sevent two are in full colour. The format of the book is quite large so detail can be examined.
The text is expert without being too dy, and there are numerous references for further study.
There are selected illustrations from thirty plus books and can be best enjoyed with a reasonable quality reading glass type magnifier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful reference book. 5 July 2014
By Jane
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I bought this for one penny plus postage so what is not to like ? It takes specific books of hours, reproduces one or two pages from each, and provides a commentary on the owners - who, when, their lives - and the manuscript pages. Information on the latter includes some explanation of iconography, personal references etc. including information which is not readily accessible to the general reader. It also gives specific references to where manuscript currently is, approximate date, style, liturgical usage , szie etc.. which is very helpful when using this as an academic reference book. There is a handy chapter on nature, contents and use by owners of books of hours which is lucid and succinct. Some of what is here may have been superseded by later research but it remains a really useful book - and a bargain.
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I bought this because I new it was good and I'm not mistaken it is as good as I thought it would be amd more besides
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 16 April 2014
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I like this book a lot. It arrived as it was expected, and it came in with good condition. Good!
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