HORAE, use of Bayeux, in Latin and French-- Ces presentes heures a l'usaige de Baieux au long sans requirer avec les figures de l'apocalipse: la vie de Tobie, les hystoires de Judic [.....]. Paris: Simon Vostre, [n.d, almanac for 1515-1530].
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (169 x 109mm). Collation: a-p8 q4 (a1r title with Vostre device, a1v almanac in French for 1515 - 1530, a2r anatomical skeleton [4 small cuts], a2v-8r calendar, a8v-b4r Gospel Sequence [Martyrdom of St. John, 3 small cuts], b4v-c3r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], c3r-d8r prayers to the Virgin including, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Stabat Mater, Missus est Gabriel [3 small cuts], d8v-f5r Hours of the Virgin: Matins-Lauds [Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Tiburtine Sibyl], f5v-f7r Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost [Carrying of the Cross, Apostles at the Fountain], f7v-i5r Hours of the Virgin, Prime-Compline, [Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, The Presentation at the Temple, The Massacre of the Innnocents, Death of the Virgin], i5v-k8v Seven Penitential Psalms, [David and Uriah, Death of Uriah], l1r-o4r Office of the Dead, [Job on his dungheap], o4v-q4v Suffrages and various short prayers, [The Church, 23 small cuts]. 124 leaves. 21 lines. Type: 98B. 18 large metalcuts, large architectural frame around all large cuts (except Martyrdom of St. John), multiple-piece ornamental and historiated border to all other pages, initials alternating in red or blue, paragraph marks in red or blue. (A few borders shaved, light stains in a few leaves, first leaf slightly rubbed, small repaired tears in final 2 leaves.) Early 20th-century brown morocco, panelled with gilt and blind fillets, vellum endleaves, gilt edges. Provenance: identifications of border cycles added in a 17th/18th-century French hand; C.W. Dyson Perrins (label, sale Sotheby's, 5 November 1946, lot 444, £45 to Foyle).
The majority of the metalcuts belong to the Pigouchet-Vostre set 3, including the "remarkable" (Davies) Adoration of the Sheperds, with the names of the shepherds and their wives cut onto the block. The cut of Job is from set 4, and the Martyrdom of St. John and the Apostles at the Fountain are both from set 5. The Adoration of the Magi and the Presentation are not listed by Davies but stylistically belong to set 3. Lacombe 266; Brunet V, 1594, no.97.