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

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 475

    BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French. Heures a lusaige de Paris tout a long sans requerir. Paris: Jean Poitevin, 1518.

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    BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French. Heures a lusaige de Paris tout a long sans requerir. Paris: Jean Poitevin, 1518.

    PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (175 x 111 mm). Collation: p8 A-E8 F4 2F8 G8 H8 I4 2A-G8 (p1r Title-page, p1v Almanac for years 1518-1530, p2r-p7v Calendar, p8r Seven Prayers of Saint Gregory; p8v-A1v Gospel lessons: A1v-A2r John, Luke, A2r-A3r Matthew, A3r Mark; A3v-A8v The Passion of Christ according to John; Hours of the Virgin: B1r-C3r Matins, C3v-C8v Lauds; D1r-D1v Hours of the Cross (Matins); D2r-D2v Hours of the Holy Spirit (Matins); Hours of the Virgin (continued): D3r-D6r Prime, D6v-E1r Terce, E1v-E3r Sext, E3v-E5r None, E5v-F1r Vespers, F1v-F4r Compline; F4v-2F8v Seven Penitential Psalms and Litany; G1(lacking)-I4v Office of the Dead; 2A1r-A6r Sufferages and prayers, including memorials to Trinity, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit; 2A6v-B3v Various prayers to the Virgin, including O intemerata, Missus est Gabriel and Stabat Mater dolorosa; Sufferages (continued): 2B3v Saint Michael, 2B3v-B4r Saint John the Baptist, 2B4r Saint John the Evangelist, 2B4r-B4v Saint Peter and Saint Paul, 2B4v Saint James, 2B5r Saint Stephen, 2B5r Saint Lawrence, 2B5r-B5v Saint Christopher, 2B6r Saint Sebastian, 2B6r-B6v All the Martyrs, 2B6v Saint Nicholas, 2B6v-B7r Saint Claudius, 2B7r-B7v Saint Anthony, 2B7v Saint Roch, 2B8r Saint Anne, 2B8r Saint Mary Magdalen, 2B8v Saint Catherine, 2B8v Saint Margaret, 2B8v-C1r Saint Barbara, 2C1r-C1v Saint Apolonia, 2C1v Saint Genvieve; 2C2r-G8r various prayers, 2G8r-G8v Index.) 135 (of 136) leaves (lacks G1). Printed in red and black. Gothic type. 13 (of 14) full-page metalcuts (lacking that on G1 in the Office of the Dead), ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on red and blue grounds. Ruled and underlined in red. (Several borders just shaved, title slightly soiled.) 18th-century French calf, triple-fillet borders on covers, flat spine richly gilt with fillets in a diaper pattern with gilt dots and decorative stamps, red morocco lettering piece, patterned floral gilt-paper endleaves, edges gilt (some worming to spine panel, light wear at extremities).

    Lacombe 293 describes a different Book of Hours, use of Paris, with same foliation and signatures A-Q, printed by Poitevin in the same year. Bohatta 284; Brunet V: 249; Graesse VII:371.


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