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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, imprint on parchment

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, imprint on parchment

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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, imprint on parchment

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UNRECORDED BOOK OF HOURS PRINTED FOR THE FAMED PARISIAN BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER, ANTHOINE VÉRARD. In Latin and French, imprint on parchment, France, Paris, Anthoine Vérard, August 22, 1506. Dimensions 180 x 108 mm., 126 folios, complete, red ink ruling added by hand throughout, up to 22 lines of gothic type (bastarda), one- to two-line gold initials on alternately brick red and blue grounds added by hand throughout, 28 SMALL WOOD- AND METALCUTS, 17 LARGE WOOD- AND METALCUTS about two lines of text, figurative wood- and metalcut borders. BINDING: Bound in 19th-century brown leather by Chambolle-Duru, spine with five raised bands and title in gold, "Livre/ D'Heures," gilt edges. TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION: Extremely rare imprint, known only in this copy, of an unrecorded Book of Hours printed for Anthoine Vérard. The illustrations here are based on designs by the Master of the Très Petites Heures of Anne of Brittany made for Vérard (and based on series made for Vostre). This copy is uncolored, allowing the details of the illustrations to be observed. PROVENANCE: The manuscript was first printed in Paris for Anthoine Vérard (active 1485-1512) on August 22, 1506. Verard, a famed Parisian bookseller and publisher, was known for his luxurious illuminated printed volumes, produced for illustrious patrons including Kings Charles VIII and Louis XII of France, and King Henry VII of England. There is a short note on f. 12, dated 1585, recording a baptism and other family events. In the second half of the 19th century, the manuscript belonged to E. Délicourt. Later, the manuscript belonged to Richard de Loménie (his armorial bookplate inside front cover, with his name and motto, "Je matiendrais") in the 20th century. On the front flyleaves, there are pencil notes in French describing the book and its collation. CONDITION: Good condition, painted initials rubbed on ff. 2v, 86v and 103v, f. 1 stained and occasional minor stains thereafter, some cockling, a few leaves creased, binding in excellent condition. Full description and images available. (BOH 152/TM 1080)


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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, imprint on parchment
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Anthoine Vérard, France, Paris, August 22, 1506
Printed Book of Hours, Book of Hours, Anthoine Vérard, Paris, France, 16th century, printed book
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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.


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