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Officium Beatae Virginis Mariae

Fanfare. French, late 16th century. Gold-tooled red goatskin, with leather onlays in three colours, on a printed Book of Hours. Religious texts in early modern France were often given the most sumptuous bindings, in the most fashionable 'fanfare' style, as an open demonstration of the owner's piety.