BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME. Hor[a]e dive virginis Marie sedm veru[m] usum Romanu[m]. [Paris]: Thielman Kerver, April 5, 1511.

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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME.
Hor[a]e dive virginis Marie sedm veru[m] usum Romanu[m]. [Paris]: Thielman Kerver, April 5, 1511.

Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME.
Hor[a]e dive virginis Marie sedm veru[m] usum Romanu[m]. [Paris]: Thielman Kerver, April 5, 1511.
8vo (171 x 104 mm). 102 (of 108) leaves: A-N8, O4 (lacking L3-L8). On vellum, 26 lines, Roman letter, printed in red and black. Large printer's device on title with metal cut of Anatomical Man on verso, 17 additional full-page cuts, each page framed with a lower and outer border composed of 2 to 5 small historiated cuts and a decorative inner and upper border of flowers, birds, animals and saints, ruled in red and rubricated throughout, with initials and line fillers in gold on red and blue grounds, calendar for 1506-30. 18th century mottled calf, tooled lozenges on upper and lower covers, raised bands on spine, fleur de lys tooled in blind in panels. Small worming to top of first two leaves, a few stray spots but otherwise clean internally, lacking 6 leaves (L3-L8).
Provenance: Milton, Peterborough (bookplate); Earl Fitzwilliam (bookplate); Edward Arnold (armorial bookplate; his sale, Sotheby's, May 6 1929, lot 156).

A striking example of a printed Book of Hours by one of the masters of the genre, Thielman Kerver. Lavishly illustrated and printed on vellum, this copy from the library of Edward Arnold. Arnold 580. Not in Brunet or Bohatta (Cf. Brunet 181 and Bohatta 927).
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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME. Hor[a]e dive virginis Marie sedm veru[m] usum Romanu[m]. [Paris]: Thielman Kerver, April 5, 1511.
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