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Book of Hours, Use of Carmel, f.66v (157 x 110 mm), ca.1511, Alexander Turnbull Library, MSR-11. Three-quarter borders introduce each of the Hours of the Virgin from Prime to Vespers. This page introduces Vespers. The borders are of conventional early sixteenth-century floral acanthus design. Image via Flickr Commons. No known copyright restrictions.




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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Kuhn, Hilde. Wörterbuch Der Handbuchbinderei Und Der Restaurierung: Von Einbänden, Papyri, Handschriften, Graphiken, Autographen, Urkunden Und Globen in Deutscher, Englischer, Französischer Und Italienischer Sprache. Stuttgart: Hettler, 1969. Print.