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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 469

    BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French. Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Paris au long sans requerir ont este imprimees pour Nicolas Vivien libraire demourant a Parisen [sic] en la rue neufue nostre dame: al la courone. Paris: Nicolaus Vivien, [1503-20].

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    BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French. Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Paris au long sans requerir ont este imprimees pour Nicolas Vivien libraire demourant a Parisen [sic] en la rue neufue nostre dame: al la courone. Paris: Nicolaus Vivien, [1503-20].

    PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (175 x 114 mm). Collation: a-m8 A-C8 D4 (a1r title-page; a1v Almanac for years 1503-1520; a2r Planetary Man; a2v-a8r Calendar; a8v-b1v Gospel lessons: b1v-b2r John, Luke, b2v-b3r Matthew, b3r-b3v Mark; b4r-c1r The Passion of Christ according to John; c1v-d4r Hours of the Virgin: Matins, d4v-e1v Lauds, e2r-e4v Prime, e5r-e7r Terce, e7v-f1v Sext; f2r-f4r None, f4v-f7v Vespers, f8r-g3r Compline; g3v-h6v Seven Penitential Psalms and Litany; h7r-l5r Office of the Dead; l5v-l8v Hours of the Cross (Matins); m1r-m7r Hours of the Holy Spirit (Matins); m7v-m8v Hours of the Conception (Vespers); Suerages: A1r-A1v Trinity, A1v-A2r Father, A2r Son, A2r-A2v Holy Spirit, A2v-A3r Prayer to the Holy Face of Christ; Prayers to the Virgin: A3v-A5r Obsecro te, A5r-A7r O intemerata, A7r-A8r Stabat Mater dolorosa; Suerages (continued): A8r-A8v Saint Michael, A8v-B1r Saint John the Baptist, B1r Saint John the Evangelist, B1r-B1v Saints Peter and Paul, B1v-B2r Saint James, B2r Saint Stephen, B2v Saint Lawrence, B2v-B3v Saint Christopher, B3v-B4r Saint Sebastian, B4r All the Martyrs, B4v Saint Nicholas, B4v-B5r Saint Claudius, B5v Saint Anthony, B5v-B6r Saint Julian, B6r Saint Anne, B6v Saint Mary Magdalen, B6v-B7r Saint Catherine, B7r Saint Margaret, B7v Saint Barbara, B8r Saint Apolonia, B8v Saint Genvieve; B8v-D3r Various prayers including the Seven prayers of St. Gregory; Suerages (concluded): D3v Saint Roche; D4r-D4v Index). 124 leaves. COMPLETE. 16 large metalcuts within decorative borders, metalcut anatomical man and title, 28 metalcut initials, and 14 decorated borders ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on red and blue grounds. (Pale stain in lower margins.) 18th-century French green morocco gilt, spine gilt, edges gilt (some light rubbing). Provenance: Catherine Drouyn, wife of Jullian Le Courvoisier (inscription on flyleaf, manuscript prayers on rear leaf); A. Brölemann (bookplate); B. Le Dosseur (bookplate).

    A scarce edition, of which only one other copy is recorded in the online databases in the last 50 years. Bohatta 255; Brunet V:1669; Brunet Heures 357; Lacombe 134.


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