Date: 15th Century
Owner: Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections
Measurements: 98 x 70 x 35 mm
Vellum splaying, spine damage, housing solution
Hinge repair on spine- exterior and interior, Magnetic wrapper housing
This book is the smallest and oldest that I have repaired in the collection. It also inspired me to make my own little Medieval book.
François de Sales Horæ Diurnæ or Book of Hours circa 1400, the author of L’Amour de Dieu, Love of God. This small book is Sales personal book of hours or prayers, he would have most likely had this book tucked away in a pocket of his robes and retrieved every hour it was time to pray, and he would recite the prayers.