AN EDGY MASTER
by N.F. Karlins
Illuminated manuscripts are fascinating rarities, but typically we are allowed to see only a single two-page spread, entombed behind glass, as the books are certainly too precious to be handled by a mass public. But now, in a rare opportunity, the Morgan Library & Museum is presenting "Demons and Devotions: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves," an exhibition of nearly 100 pages from one of the finest 15th-century Dutch manuscripts (as it is unbound for conservation, copying and rebinding).