Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Book of Hours
Book of Hours
Book of Hours
2 More
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Book of Hours

HORAE, use of Rome, Latin and French – Heures de nostre dame a lusaige de Romme tout au long sans rien requerir. Paris: Antoine Chappiel for Germain Hardouin, 5 October [1504].

Details
Book of Hours
HORAE, use of Rome, Latin and French – Heures de nostre dame a lusaige de Romme tout au long sans rien requerir. Paris: Antoine Chappiel for Germain Hardouin, 5 October [1504].
A rare book of hours printed by Antoine Chappiel for Hardouin, illuminated in gold and colours. Chappiel is known to have been active only from 1500 to 1505; he printed two other Books of Hours for Hardouin in 1504 and 1505. Once considered an incunable on the basis of the almanac which begins in 1497, this edition is now dated to c.1504, on the basis of Chappiel's address given in the colophon. CIBN II, p.40; Bohatta 626=627=614; Lacombe 53; Moreau I, 129, C 3076; Goff H-417; ISTC ih00412500 (recording 7 copies only).

Printed on vellum, octavo (210 x 130mm). 86 leaves (of 92, lacking D3,6,8, E3, I6 and K1). Type: 93B. 10 (of 14) large criblé metalcuts, including one repeat, within decorative borders comprising up to 12 pieces, metalcut anatomical man, 23 (of 32) small criblé metalcuts, illuminated in gold and colours by a contemporary hand, Hardouin device, liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on alternate pink and blue ground in a contemporary hand, yellow capital strokes, pages ruled in red (one short marginal tear, occasional light soiling, one quire signature just shaved). 18th-century English remboitage with 17th-century Venetian red morocco gilt sides, flat spine gilt with neoclassical ornaments, black leather spine label tooled 'Roman Missal', marbled pastedowns (split at rear hinge, corners repaired, general rubbing, without two fore-edge ties). Provenance: short deletions of text in suffrage of St. Christopher – John Stavely (bookseller of Nottingham, label on front pastedown) – Algernon Peckover of Wisbech (flyleaf inscription) – William Foyle (booklabel; sale Christie’s 11-13 July 2000, lot 198).
Special Notice

No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.

Brought to you by

Sophie Hopkins
Sophie Hopkins Books & Manuscripts

More from Valuable Books and Manuscripts

View All
View All