Jean Poyet - Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne - 1999

Jean Poyet - Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne - 1999
Bibles - Quantity: 2 - With slipcase - Book

Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne – Limited Edition, Fine Binding Facsimile
Published by Faksimile Verlag Luzern, 1999.
Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Manuscript M.50 in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format.
2 volumes, facsimile volume 31 leaves (62 pages) printed in colours and gold in a limited edition of only 1980 copies, red velvet binding. Commentary volume by R.S. Wieck and K.M. Hearne, 236, (4) pages, original cloth. Together in original scarlet leather box with gilt title, small Octavo. (Box size 13.5 x 18.5 x 5.7 cm.)
This copy is number XXXV of 1980 Roman numbered copies.
Language: Latin (facsimile), German (commentary)
Condition: As New

This extraordinary masterpiece comes from one of the most renowned illuminators of the time, Jean Poyet. He made the prayer book in 1492–95, a jewel of 15th century book illumination.

Anne de Bretagne intended her prayer book to be used to teach her son the basics of her faith. However, the king's son was only three years old when he died in 1495. The splendid last page of the little book shows him as an older boy, whom he was never to become, at prayer.

Anne de Bretagne's prayer book remained in France until 1905 when it was purchased by John Pierpont Morgan and taken to the USA, where it is guarded and preserved today in his famous library and museum.

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Jean Poyet
Book Title
Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne
As new
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
German, Latin
Original language
Faksimile Verlag Luzern
With slipcase
Number of pages
18.5×13.5 cm
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