BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and French. Les presentes heures a lusaige de Rome au long sans riens req[ui]rir avec loffice de la co[n]ception n[ot]re dame et plusieurs aultres suffrages nouuellement adioustrees. Paris: Gillet Hardouin, 1516.
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (185 x 112 mm). Collation: A-N8 (A1r Title-page; A1v Almanac for years 1516 to 1527; A2r Planetary Man; A2v-A8r Calendar; Gospel lessons: A8v-B1v John, B1v-B2r Luke, B2r-B3r Matthew, B3r Mark; B3v-B8r The Passion of Christ according to John; various prayers to the Virgin: B8r-C1v Obsecro te, C1v-C2v O intemerata, C2v-C3v Stabat Mater, C3v – C6r Missus est Gabriel; Hours of the Virgin: C6v-D6v Matins, D7r-E4r Lauds; E4v-E5r Hours of the Cross (Matins); E5v-E6r Hours of the Holy Spirit (Matins); Hours of the Virgin (continued): E6v-F1r Prime, F1v-F4r Terce, F4r-F7r Sext, F7v-G2r None, G2v-G6r Vespers, G6v-H6v Compline; various prayers to the Virgin: H6v – H7v Salve Regina caelorum, H7v Inviolata, H7v Ave Maria; H7v-I8v Seven Penitential Psalms and Litany; K1r-L7r Office of the Dead; Sufferages: L7r Trinity, L7v Father, L7v Son, L8r Holy Spirit, L8r-M1r Prayer to the Holy face of Christ, M1r-M2r Seven Joys of the Virgin, M2r Saint Michael, M2r-v Saint John the Baptist, M2v Saint John the Evangelist, M2v-M3r Saint Peter and Saint Paul, M3r Saint Jacques, M3r-v All the Apostles, M3v Saint Stephen, M3v-M4r Saint Lawrence, M4r, Saint Christopher, M4r-v Saint Sebastian, M4v-M5r All the Martyrs, M5r Saint Nicholas, M5r-M5v Saint Claudius, M6r Saint Anthony, M6r-M6v Saint Roch, M6v Saint Fiacre, M6v-M7r Saint Anne, M7r Saint Mary Magdalen, M7r-M7v Saint Katherine, M7v-M8r Saint Margaret, M8r Saint Barbara, M8r Saint Genvieve; M8v-N4v various prayers to Christ, Boniface, Gregory; N4v-N7v Hours of the Conception of the Virgin; N7v-N8r Index). 104 leaves. Gothic type. 16 full-page metalcuts within architectural borders and 23 vignettes, ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, 4 text pages with hand-painted 3-sided borders consisting of floral and foliate motifs in colors against gilt backgrounds. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on red and blue grounds. Ruled and underlined in red. 16th-century North-European blind-tooled brown calf over thin wooden boards, outer border of roll-tooled vines and triple fillets surrounding 5 vertical columns in the same pattern, with 4 clasps and catches (skilfully rebacked to match, gilt-lettered on spine, clasps and catches renewed). Provenance: Mechtild family of Guelders (2-pages of genealogical notes at end, 16th and 17th century, recording births, deaths, and marriages).
Bohatta 915; Lacombe 284; Van Praet, Catalogue G, p. 83, no. 225 and K, p. 140, no. 225.