HORAE, use of Rome, in Latin and French -- A la louenge de dieu et de la tressaincte & glorieuse vierge Marie et a ledification de tous bons catholiques ont este commencees des presentes Heures a lusaige de Romme tout au long sans riens requerir. Paris: Gilles Hardouin for Germain Hardouin, [c.1510].
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (200 x 113mm). Collation: A-L8 (A1r title, A1v anatomical skeleton, A2r almanac in French for 1510-1525, A2v-4r calendar, A4v-7v Gospel sequence [St. John and the Poisoned Cup, 3 small cuts], A8r-B3r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], B3v-C6v Hours of the Virgin: Matins-Lauds [Virtues, Annunciation, Tiburtine Sibyl], C7r-8v Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost [?Crucifixion (lacking), Pentecost], D1r-F5r Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Compline (Prime mislabeled Sexts) [Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation at the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Death of the Virgin], F5v-G4r Seven Penitential Psalms [Death of Uriah, David and Uriah, G4v-I3r Office of the Dead [Dives and Lazarus, Raising of Lazarus], I3r-L2r Suffrages and various prayers, including Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Stabat mater, prayers for saying on Saturday [23 small cuts], L2v-8r Office of the Immaculate Conception, various prayers in French and Latin [Virgin and Emblems], L8r-v table of contents, colophon). 87 leaves (of 88, lacking c7, containing the Hours of the Cross). 33 lines. Type: 93B. 17 large metalcuts, 30 small portrait metalcuts, and large anatomical man, ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLOURS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, painted architectural frame added to pages with large cuts, all other leaves with painted floral and foliate outer border, liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-filler on alternating red or blue ground. (Stain at upper corner, painted borders trimmed.) 18th-century French red goatskin elaborately tooled in gilt, flat spine gilt in compartments, lettered in one, top and bottom edges gilt (lightly darkened on sides, head of spine repaired). Provenance: Camila, Italian nun at the abbey of the Holy Spirit and St. Anne at ?'Pholiolla' (inscription in Italian at end); ?Anne of Austria, gift to Duchesse de Nemours (inscription dated 1665 at end).
With the complete set of the Hardouin's 8°-size Horae illustrations, with the exception (owing to the absence of fo. C7) of the Crucifixion. Bohatta 909/910; Lacombe 203 (with variant colophon, naming Hardouin and his address); Moreau-Renouard I, 1510, 111/112.