he Flowers Book of Hours was created around 1530. Due to the wide variety in its design, this work is considered to be unsurpassed for its time. Simon Bening is the last book illuminator of such major importance.
The manuscript is preserved like a state treasure in the Bavarian State Library in Munich. The Facsimile Volume, which is limited to 980 copies world-wide, is practically indistinguishable from the original. The 438 pages in the original format of 165 x 112 mm contain 70 miniatures and over 300 pages with a wealth of illuminations including many flowers and birds.
A commentary volume (in German or French) describes Simon Bening's life and work. Each page with a picture is explained as are all the Latin texts.
A documentation kit containing 3 sample pages, in the original size, from the The Flowers Book of Hours by Simon Bening Fine Art Facsimile Volume, plus an illustrated, 12 page information brochure, is available for $US48.