HORAE, use of Rome, Latin and French -- Heures de nostre dame a lusaige de Romme tout au long sans rien requerir. Paris: Antoine Chappiel for Germain Hardouin, 5 October .
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 8° (210 x 130mm). Collation: A-L8 M4 (A1r device and title, A1v anatomical man, A2r almanac in French for 1497-1520, A2v-5r calendar, A5v-7r Gospel sequence [4 small portraits], A7v-B3r Passion according to St. John [Crucifixion], B3v-C6v Hours of the Virgin: Matins-Lauds [Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Visitation, 2 small cuts], C7 Hours of the Cross [Crucifixion repeated], C8 Hours of the Holy Ghost [Pentecost], D1r-F4v Hours of the Virgin: Prime-Compline [Nativity, (Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt), Coronation of the Virgin], F5r-G3v Seven Penitential Psalms [David Annointed], G4r-I1v Office of the Dead [Dives and Lazarus], I2r-K5r Suffrages and other prayers, including Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Stabat Mater [23 small cuts], K5v Seven prayers of St. Gregory, K6r-K8v Orayson tres devote a dieu le pere, prayer to the Virgin for saying on Saturday [2 small cuts], K8v-L2v Office of the Immaculate Conception, L3r-M1r Seven Penitential Psalms in French [one small cut], M1v-3r Hours of the Passion, M3v prayer to 'nostre Seigneur iesu christi' attributed to Jean Quentin, prayer to St. Roch, M4r table of contents, colophon with address in 'la rue sanct Jehan de beauvais', M4v blank). 86 leaves (of 92, lacking D3,6,8, E3, I6 and K1). Type: 93B. 10 (of 14) large criblé metalcuts, including one repeat, within decorative borders comprising up to 12 pieces, metalcut anatomical man, 23 (of 32) small criblé metalcuts, ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLOURS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, Hardouin device. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-fillers painted on alternate pink and blue ground in a contemporary hand, yellow capital strokes, pages ruled in red. (One short marginal tear, occasional light soiling.) 18th-century English remboitage with 17th-century Venetian red morocco gilt sides, flat spine gilt with neoclassical ornaments, black leather spine label tooled 'Roman Missal', marbled pastedowns (split at rear hinge, corners repaired, general rubbing, without two fore-edge ties). Provenance: short deletions of text in suffrage of St. Christopher; John Stavely (bookseller of Nottingham, label on front pastedown); Algernon Peckover of Wisbech (flyleaf inscription).
A rare book of hours printed by Antoine Chappiel for Hardouin. Chappiel is known to have been active only from 1500 to 1505; he printed two other Books of Hours for Hardouin in 1504 and 1505. Once considered an incunable on the basis of the almanac which begins in 1497, this edition is now dated to c.1504, on the basis of Chappiel's address given in the colophon. CIBN II, p.40; Bohatta 626=627=614; Lacombe 53; Moreau I, 129, C 3076; Goff H-417.