ILLUMINATED BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours [Use of Rome, in Latin and French] Hore beate Marie virginis
Lot 18
HORAE, Use of Rome Hore beate Marie virginis secuñdñ usum Romanum...cum multis suffragiis et orationibis de nuou additis [in Latin and French], PRINTED ON VELLUM
Sold for £14,400 (US$ 23,112) inc. premium

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HORAE, Use of Rome
Hore beate Marie virginis secuñdñ usum Romanum...cum multis suffragiis et orationibis de nuou additis [in Latin and French], PRINTED ON VELLUM, 112 leaves, 24 lines, text within historiated or ornamental borders throughout, 45 metalcuts comprising printer's device on first page, Anatomical Man surrounded by 4 smaller figures, 16 large miniatures and 23 small scenes depicting lives of the Saints etc., ALL ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLOURS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, some large miniatures within ornamental borders painted in yellow and gold, rubricated throughout, paragraph marks and initial letters in gold on a ground of blue or magenta, occasional slight flaking or smudging of paint, a little light browning or soiling, stain to C3-4, a few leaves trimmed affecting upper border, first and final leaves neatly remargined, nineteenth century red straight-grained morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, turn-ins with gilt Greek key pattern borders, g.e. [Bohatta 1113], 8vo (171 x 110mm.), Paris, Germain Hardouin, [calendar dated 1526-1537]

Footnotes

  • Provenance: inscribed "From Herbert C. Marsh/Dec: 11th 1836" and "From the Library of the Rt. Honourable Lord Saltoun... Louis W. Bondy".
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