book of hours


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book of hours

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A book containing Christian prayers and other devotional texts arranged according to the canonical hours and the feast days of the liturgical calendar. Many medieval books of hours, intended for use by wealthy or aristocratic laypeople, are noted for their rich illumination.

book of hours

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (often capitals) a book used esp in monasteries during the Middle Ages that contained the prayers and offices of the canonical hours
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Athos was meditating; Porthos was twisting his mustache; Aramis was saying his prayers in a charming little Book of Hours, bound in blue velvet.
The Book Of Hours, which has an enamelled gold metal cover studded with gems and contains parchment painted with 20 religious images and prayers, was made in 1532.
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A chapter (5) on the King James Bible broaches a problem concerning the manuscript book of hours converted into a printed prayerbook, downplaying the art found in the former.
The earliest which can be attributed to a known craftsman is a French manuscript Book of Hours, bound by the Parisian Jean Norvins, which dates from 1520.
Jean de Carpentin's Book of hours; the genius of the Master of the Dresden prayer book.
Walker (author); BOOK OF HOURS; Porcupine's Quill (Art) ISBN: 9780889843356
So it is fitting that the publication of Beautiful Mercy/A Book of Hours has been timed to coincide with our fifth anniversary.