Book Fairs | April 7, 2011

Les Enluminures Book of Hours at NYABF

PARIS - For more than half a century the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair has attracted thousands of book collectors and connoisseurs to see important acquisitions presented by as many as 200 of the world’s most renowned dealers in rare and collectible books and manuscripts.
This year is no exception as LES ENLUMINURES ( gallery of Paris and Chicago is bringing a richly illuminated Book of Hours by Guillaume II Le Roy of Lyon that owner Sandra Hindman says is “one of the most unusual works of the genre.”
“Visitors to the fair, which takes place April 8 - 10 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York, will be impressed with this handsome and brightly colored Book of Hours created by a celebrated miniaturist of the Royal circle who was either the son or nephew of the first printer established in Lyons.”
In Latin, this important Book of Hours (Use of Rome) was made in Lyons, France between 1495 and 1510. The richly illuminated manuscript on parchment features 11 full page, 28 small and 1 half page miniature is bound in old red velvet.
“This Book of Hours was created by Guillaume II Le Roy, who was also known as Guillaume the Younger and was one of the most sought-after Lyonnais artists, with numerous commissions from the courts of King Louis XII and Francis I,” Dr. Hindman says.
“I always look forward to bringing interesting new acquisitions to this perennial New York book event, where I see many long time clients,” Hindman adds.
The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is sanctioned by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and exhibitors must be members of the League of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.
Les Enluminures is well known for offering exceptional examples of Medieval and Renaissance miniatures, manuscripts, stained glass and finger rings at both its Paris gallery and at fairs in New York, Paris, Maastricht, San Francisco and London.
Sandra Hindman founded Les Enluminures gallery in Paris 20 years ago at Le Louvre des Antiquaires, opposite The Louvre, and has seen it become among the top ranked sources for the most significant manuscripts and art entering the market. Dr. Hindman is Professor Emerita at Northwestern University, where she twice headed the Art History Department.
Hindman divides her time between her Paris gallery and her offices in Chicago and has written many books and catalogues on the subject.
Booth B12
April 8 - 10
Park Avenue Armory at 67 Street
Preview April 7 from 5 - 9
Friday April 8 Noon - 8
Saturday April 9 Noon - 7
Sunday April 10 Noon - 5
and at Le Louvre des Antiquaires,
2 Place du Palais-Royal,
75001 Paris (France)
Tel: +33 1 42 60 15 58