HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin and French -- Heures a lusaige de Romme sans riens requerir. Paris: Jean Poitevin, 4 February 1501/2.
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (195 x 125mm). Collation: a-k8 l4 2a8 (a1r title with Poitevin device, a1v anatomical man, a2r almanac in French for 1490-1508, a2v Holy Grail, a3r-8v calendar with verses in French, b1r-3r Gospel sequence [Martyrdom of St. John, 3 small cuts], b3v-7r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], b7v-d2r Hours of the Virgin: Matins-Lauds [Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Visitation], d2v-4r Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost [Crucifixion, Pentecost], d4v-f4 Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Compline [Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Death of the Virgin], f4-g4r Seven Penitential Psalms, g4v-h8r Office of the Dead, h8v-l2r Suffrages and other prayers, including Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Stabat mater and Missus est Gabriel [The Church, 27 small cuts], l2v-4v Office of the Immaculate Conception [one small cut], a1r-8v Seven Pentitential Psalms in French, seven prayers of St Gregory). 91 leaves (of 92, lacking f4). 28 lines. Type: 97G. 16 (of 17) large metalcuts, anatomical man cut, 32 small portrait cuts and large Poitevin device, multiple-piece metalcut ornamental and historiated border to each page. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-filler on alternating pink or blue ground, yellow capital strokes. (First 4 leaves stained, small defect in title replaced in facsimile, occasional other small stains, some initials rubbed or bleeding through on verso, one short marginal tear). 18th-century panelled calf gilt, gilt edges (rebacked preserving part of original backstrip, and re-edged, splits at spine, lightly rubbed). Provenance: days in the calendar numbered in an early hand; Matthew Sausmarez, of Pembroke College, Oxford (bookplate); Charles Eamer Kempe (bookplate).
14 of the illustrations belong to the Pigouchet-Vostre set 2; the Holy Grail, the Tree of Jesse, and the Church appear to be Poitevin's close copies of Pigouchet-Vostre originals. Not in Lacombe or Brunet Heures; Bohatta 717; Moreau-Renouard I, 56.