BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME in Latin and French. Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis.... Paris: Antoine Verard, 30 October 1507.
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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME in Latin and French.
Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis.... Paris: Antoine Verard, 30 October 1507.
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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME in Latin and French. Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis.... Paris: Antoine Verard, 30 October 1507. BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME in Latin and French. Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis.... Paris: Antoine Verard, 30 October 1507. BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME in Latin and French. Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis.... Paris: Antoine Verard, 30 October 1507.
BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME in Latin and French.
Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis.... Paris: Antoine Verard, 30 October 1507. PRINTED ON VELLUM. 4to (175 x 110 mm). [a]8 b10 a-i8 k4 A-D8. 124 (of 126) leaves (lacking i1.8). Lettre bâtarde, 22 lines, 19 large metalcuts, including the Grail supported by Angels ([a]1r) Anatomical Man ([a]2r) and Verard device at end, 29 small portrait metalcuts, ALL ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, and multiple-piece metalcut borders to each page, initials and line-fillers heightened in gilt on red and blue grounds in a contemporary hand. 19th-century blind-ruled brown morocco, some light rubbing, dealer's catalog clippings pasted to free front endpaper. Upper margin trimmed closely touching a few illuminated borders, some minor staining.

RARE VERARD EDITION, A PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND. The colophon on recto of final leaf reads "Ces presentes heures a l'usage de ... furent acheuees...." leaving a blank space to write in the city, which, according to MacFarlane, was intended to read "Rome" judging by the appearance of the letter "R" at the bottom of b1. The Almanac is for 1503-1520. We only found one other copy of this edition at the British Library. Antoine Verard was the most important figure in Parisian printing in the late 15th and early 16th century. MacFarlane (Verard) 238; British Library C.29.d.16.
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