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    Sale 12259

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

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 473

    BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and French. Hore intemerate Dei genitricis Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum totaliter longum adiunctis [et] plurimis sanctorum sanct-arumq[ue] devotissimis orationibus et suffragiis. Paris: Thielman Kerver, 1515.

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    BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and French. Hore intemerate Dei genitricis Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum totaliter longum adiunctis [et] plurimis sanctorum sanct-arumq[ue] devotissimis orationibus et suffragiis. Paris: Thielman Kerver, 1515.

    PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (217 x 144 mm). Collation: A-M8 N4 (A1r Title-page; A1v Planetary Man; A2r Almanac for years 1506-1530; A2v-A8r Calendar; A8v-B2v Gospel Lessons; B3r-B7r The Passion of Christ According to John; Hours of the Virgin: B7v-C5v Matins, C6r-D1v Lauds, D2r-D3v Prime, D4r-D5r Terce, D5v-D6v Sext, D7r-D8r None, D8v-E2v Vespers, E3r-E5v Compline; E5v-F1r textual variations; F1v-F8v Penitential Psalms and Litany; G1r-H6r Office of the Dead; H6v-H8r Hours of the Cross; H8v-I2r Hours of the Holy Spirit; Sufferages: I2v-I3r Trinity, I3r The Father, I3r-I3v The Son, I3v The Holy Spirit; I3v-I4r Prayer to the Holy Face of God; I4r-I5v Obsecro te; I5v-I6v O intemerata; I7r-I7v Stabat Mater dolorosa; I7v Saint Michael, I8r Saint John the Baptist, I8r Saint John the Evangelist, I8r-v Saint Peter and Saint Paul, I8v Saint James, I8v-K1r All the Apostles, K1r Saint Stephen, K1r Saint Lawrence, K1v-K2r Saint Christopher, K2r Saint Sebastian, K2r-v All the martyrs, K2v Saint Nicholas, K2v-K3r Saint Claudius, K3r Saint Anthony, K3v Saint Anna, K3v Saint Mary Magdalen, K3v-K4r Saint Catherine, K4r Saint Margaret, K4r-K4v Saint Barbara, K4v Saint Apollonia; K5r-K8r various prayers; K8v-L2v Missus est Gabriel; L3r-L6v Hours of the Conception of the Virgin; L7r-v Seven prayers of Saint Gregory; L8r-M2v L’Office de Notre-Dame de Pitie; M3r-M8r Seven Psalms; Sufferages (continued): M8v Saint Roch; M8v Saint Genvieve; N1r-N2r Oraison des cinq sainctes; N2r-N3r various prayers; N3v-N4v Index). 102 leaves. Printed in red and black. 20 full-page metalcuts with borders, 17 text-borders facing the cuts and 44 vignettes VERY FINELY ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, all text pages with full-page metalcut borders incorporating numerous vignettes from the Life and Passion of Christ, Old Testament History, the Dance of Death, etc., many with captions, as well as vines, flora, urns, architectural motifs, animals, grotesques, cherubim, etc. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on red and blue grounds. Ruled and underlined in red. Mid-16th-century dark calf, wide outer border of alternating blind and gilt double fillets, gilt floral cornerpieces, centrally gilt-stamped fleuron flanked at top and bottom by 2 gilt-tooled arabesques composed of sheaves of wheat (or pots of fire) connected by vine tools, encompassing dots and small foliate tools, edges gilt (lacking ties, a few discreet repairs); blue morocco folding case. Provenance: Inscribed “Jean Baptiste De Nully chanoine de Nostre Dame du chapel de Beauvais me posseduit en l’anne 1679”; “S. Tieresonnier 1708”; “Eustache Louis Borel Conseiller D’Etat et en la chambre des Comptes de Paris President Lieutenant General de Beauvais en 1780. Pre Donation des enfants et heritiers de Me. Simon Tiersonnier Conseiller au presidial de Beauvais, qui possedoit ce livre des 1708.”

    A VERY FINELY BOUND AND COLORED HORAE, with exceptionally detailed illumination. The front two flyleaves bear two miniatures: Job on the dungheap, beset by a devil, first leaf verso; unspecified saint (Nicolas or Claudius?) on boat with angel and dragon, second flyleaf recto. There is no mention of a 1515 Hours printed by Kerver in Bohatta, Lacombe or Murray. A SUPERB PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS.


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