HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin and French -- Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Romme. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 16 September, 1498.
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 4° (193 x 139mm). Collation: a-l8 A8 (a1r title with Pigouchet device, a1v anatomical man [4 small cuts], a2r almanac in French for 1488-1508, a2v benediction beginning 'Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis sit super me' [Holy Grail], a3r-8v calendar with French verses, b1r-3r Gospel sequence [Martyrdom of St. John, 3 small cuts], b3v-7r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], b7v-d2v Hours of the Virgin: Matins-Lauds [Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Visitation], d3r-4v Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost [Crucifixion, Pentecost, one small cut], d5r-f6r Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Compline [Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, one small cut], f6v-g7r Seven Penitential Psalms [Death of Uriah, Bathsheba], g7v-i2v Office of the Dead [Last Judgement, Dives and Lazarus], i3r-k7v Suffrages [The Church, Deposition, 25 small cuts], k8r-l4v prayer of St. Boniface, various prayers in French and Latin, including prayer of St. Boniface, Missus est Gabriel [2 small cuts], l5r-8v Office of the Immaculate Conception [one small cut], A1-8 Seven Penitential Psalms in French and seven prayers of St Gregory [one small cut]). 87 leaves (of 96, lacking e8 and k8). 27 lines. Type: 98b. 16 (of 22) large metalcuts, 37 (of 40) small metalcuts, anatomical man metalcut, large Pigouchet device, multiple-piece metalcut ornamental and historiated border to each page, most 3-line initials in blue with white patterning on a magenta ground with liquid-gold highlights, other initials, paragraph marks and line-filler in liquid-gold alternating on magenta or blue ground, yellow capital strokes, pages ruled in red. (Some paint offset, anatomical man discreetly censored.) English 19th-century blue straight-grained morocco, large pointillé dentelle forming central lozenge on sides, spine similarly tooled with stylised fleur-de-lis, pink endpapers, gilt edges, in the style of Roger Payne. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps; John Hely-Hutchinson (booklabel dated 1946, sale 13 March 1956, lot 365, £125 to Foyle).
The Phillipps-Hely-Hutchinson copy of a Pigouchet Book of Hours on vellum, combining metalcuts from sets 2 and 3. CR 3099; BMC VIII, 119 (IB. 40343); Bohatta 653; Brunet Heures, 44; CIBN H-242; Lacombe 64-67; Van Praet I, 122; Goff H-395.