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A collection of Black Books of Hours

  1. Black Hours, ca. 1475 (Morgan Library, New York)
  2. Horae beatae marie secundum usum curie romane, ca. 1458 (Hispanic Society of America)
  3. Black Hours of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, ca. 1466-1476 (Austrian National Library)

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafrón, The Shadow of the Wind 

Georges de Feure, artist (French, 1868–1943), Marcel Schwob (French, 1867–1905), La porte des rêves, Paris: Pour les Bibliophiles indépendants chez Henry Floury [Octave Uzanne], 1899. The Morgan Library & Museum.

Félicien Rops, artist (Belgian, 1833–1898), Charles Baudelaire (French, 1821–1867), Les épaves, Amsterdam [i.e., Brussels: Poulet-Malassis], 1866. The Morgan Library & Museum.