Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie's on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel's "Manuel historique et bibliographique de L'amateur de reliures," 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.
Le calendrier de la cour, 1784. Bookbinding and Book Collecting. Rare Books in the Thomas J. Watson Library. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library (b16926389) | Contemporary red morocco, elaborate gilt border with gilt balloons on covers. #books #binding
Antiphonary Date: 15th–16th century Culture: Spanish Medium: Parchment, tempera, ink, metal leaf, leather binding Dimensions: Overall: 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 3/8in. (39.4 x 24.1 x 3.5cm) Accession Number: 89.27.2 The Metropolitan Museum of Art