London: Thames and Hudson, n.d. (ca.1950s). Hardcover. 4to. Not paginated. Cream boards with embossed gilt decoration to cover and gilt lettering to spine, within custom wood slip case with gilt lettering to cover. Note about the book slipped in at front end paper: "The BELLES HEURES is one of the celebrated Books of Hours created in the second decade of the fifteenth century for Jean, Duc de Berry, son of King John the Good and brother of Charles V and Philip the Bold of Burgundy. This beautifully illuminated book (...) ranks among the great masterpieces of the Middle Ages." 32 facsimile pages. In fine condition. vg. Item #13698
Note: "In 1954 this priceless Book of Hours was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (...) Only the generosity of the Museum enables this beautiful book to be sold at its extremely modest price."
On back title page: "not to be imported into the U.S.A."