BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome in Latin and French. Hore beate marie virginis secundum usum Romanum sine require. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 8 October 1508.
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 4° (203 x 135 mm). Collation: qp8 aa8 c-i8 A-B8 C4 á8 (qp1r title with Vérard device, qp1v astronomical man, qp2r almanac for 1503-1520, qp2v-8r calendar, qp8v-aa2v Gospel sequence [St. John and the Poisoned cup, 3 small cuts], aa3r-8r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], aa8v-d3v Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Lauds [Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Tiburtine Sibyl], d4r-5v Office of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost [Crucifixion, Pentecost], d6r-g2r Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Compline [Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Death of the Virgin], g2v-h2r Seven Pentitential Psalms [David and Uriah], h2v-i8v Office of the Dead [Raising of Lazarus], A1r-C2v Suffrages and prayers devoted to the Virgin, including Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Missus est Gabriel [The Church, 27 small cuts], C3r-4v Office of the Immaculate Conception [one small cut], C4v colophon, á1r8v Seven Psalms in French, Seven prayers of St. Gregory). 100 leaves, COMPLETE. 28 lines. Type: 97B. Large Vérard device, full-page anatomical man, 16 large metalcuts, 31 small portrait metalcuts and multiple-piece metalcut borders to each page, ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on red and blue grounds in a contemporary hand, ruled in red. (pale stain on c8, g2 with marginal repair joust touching border, marginal repair on b8.) Late 16th/early 17th-century olive morocco gilt, roll-tooled borders, smooth spine gilt (rebacked preserving original spine); cloth folding case. Provenance: 8-page manuscript prayers in French, black and red textura hand.
Brunet Heures 144; Bohatta 860=861; Macfarlane 202; not in Lacombe.