HORAE, use of Rome in Latin and French -- Hore beate marie virginis secundum usum Romanum sine require. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 8 October 1508.
4° (203 x 135mm). Collation: qp8 aa8 c-i8 A-B8 C4 á8 (qp1r title with Vérard device, qp1v astronomical man, qp2r almanac for 1503-1520, qp2v-8r calendar, qp8v-aa2v Gospel sequence [St. John and the Poisoned cup, 3 small cuts], aa3r-8r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], aa8v-d3v Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Lauds [Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Tiburtine Sibyl], d4r-5v Office of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost [Crucifixion, Pentecost], d6r-g2r Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Compline [Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Death of the Virgin], g2v-h2r Seven Pentitential Psalms [David and Uriah], h2v-i8v Office of the Dead [Raising of Lazarus], A1r-C2v Suffrages and prayers devoted to the Virgin, including Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Missus est Gabriel [The Church, 27 small cuts], C3r-4v Office of the Immaculate Conception [one small cut], C4v colophon, á1r8v Seven Psalms in French, Seven prayers of St. Gregory). 100 leaves. 28 lines. Type: 97B. Large Vérard device, full-page anatomical man, 16 large metalcuts, 31 small portrait metalcuts and multiple-piece metalcut borders to each page. Initials and paragraph marks alternating in blue and red, red underlining. (Dampstain at upper and lower margins, most upper margins expertly repaired or strengthened with slight loss of border in first and final quire, a few borders shaved, small hole in border of c5.) Green morocco panelled in gilt, foliate tool at corners with centre of red morocco on-lay, signed by Douglas Cockerell and dated 1905 (light stain at lower corner). Provenance: early French annotations on a few leaves (trimmed); C.W. Dyson Perrins (booklabel, sale Sotheby's, 5 November 1946, lot 433, £65 to Foyle).
Brunet Heures 144; Bohatta 860=861; Macfarlane 202; not in Lacombe.