Nothing like a disbound book of hours to attract medievalists

Like a moth to the candle flame. You see, when I visit a museum or library where a book is on display I usually get to see 2 pages – at whatever place the book happens to be open. But when they take a book apart for conservation there’s the opportunity for a big show! Spread it out!
So, I’m headed to NYC the second half of the coming week. Look at this (deeply unimaginatively designed) web page of pages from the Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry.

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  1. So wonderful, thanks for sharing. The National Gallery of Art had a great exhibit of various pages last year called “Heaven on Earth” that was very good. Really enjoy your blog, always find something interesting or funny or beautiful.

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