HORAE, use of Rome, Latin and French -- Heures a lusaige de Romme tout au long sans rien requerir avec les figures de lapocalipse. Paris: Guillaume Anabat for Gilles and Germain Hardouin, [not before 1505].
PRINTED ON VELLUM, 8° (167 x 108mm). Collation: A-R8 S4 (A1r title with Hardouin device without initials , A1v almanac in French for 1500-1520, A2r anatomical man and 4 small cuts, A2v-8r calendar, A8v-B4r Gospel sequence [St. John and the Poisioned Cup, 4 small portraits], B4v-C3r Passion according to St. John [Betrayal], C3r-5r Obsecro te, C5r-6r O Intermerata, C6r Stabat mater by Jacopone da Todi, D3v-F5r Hours of the Virgin: Matins-Lauds [Annunciation (medium: 82x36mm), Virtues, Annunciation, Tiburtine Sibyl], F5v-7v Hours of the Cross and Hours of the Holy Ghost [Flagellation, Crucifixion, Pentecost], F8r-K7r 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], K7v-M3r Seven Penitential Psalms [David and Uriah, Death of Uriah], M3v-P2v Office of the Dead [Dives and Lazarus, Raising of Lazarus], P3r-R4v Suffrages of the Saints [20 small cuts], R4v Oraison tres devote a dieu le pere [one small cut], R6r-S3v Office of the Immaculate Conception [Virgin and Emblems], S3v-4v table of contents, S4v colophon. 140 leaves. Type: 94B. 19 large metalcuts, metalcut anatomical man, publisher's device, 30 small criblé metal cuts, large cuts within architectural frame (except the 4° cuts), all other pages with multiple-piece ornamental and historiated border, including scenes from the Apocalypse, and many with letterpress inscriptions inserted. Liquid-gold initials, paragraph marks and line-filler painted on alternate pink and blue ground by a contemporary hand, yellow capital strokes, ruled in red. (Occasional light stain, a few borders shaved, small erasure on A5v, A7v, B1v, M1v and S2v replaced in pen-and-ink.) 20th-century brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, vellum endleaves, gilt edges, signed by Lloyd and Wallis (spine lightly faded).
With the full cycle of the Hardouin 8° set of metalcut illustrations, accompanied by two from the 4° set: the Flagellation and Virgin and Emblems. CIBN II(i), p.35; Lacombe 92; Van Praet I, 243 (dating to 1500).