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BOOK OF HOURS, illuminated manuscript
Use of Rome, in Latin. Hore divine virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Paris, Germain Hardouyn, 1533 (Kalender: 1520-32). [A PRINCE-BISHOP’S COPY] PRINTED ON VELLUM 8vo. 96 unnumbered leaves, A-L8, a8. 31 lines. Roman Letter. Six full page and fifteen large half page metalcuts, all freely illuminated in gold and colours by a contemporary hand with gold painted architectural borders ruled in red, to each large cut, twelve small freely painted metalcuts in text. Metalcut skeleton with four small cuts all freely painted on verso of title, borders to each page ruled in red and black, painted with gold, with large freely painted floral and vine outer borders on liquid gold grounds, entirely rubricated with liquid-gold initials and line-filler on alternate red and blue grounds. A1r, title with Hardouin device, A1v Skeleton with four small cuts and with text in French, A2r table, A2v almanac for 1520-1532, A3-A5r calendar, A6r-A8r Gospel sequence (two full page cuts), A8v-B4r Passion according to St. John, B4v-F4r Hours of the Virgin (nine large cuts), F4v-G3r, Seven Penitential Psalms (two large cuts, King David and Bathsheba), G3r-I1r Office of the Dead (two large cuts, one of Job on his dungheap), I1v-I4v Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost (three large cuts of Crucifixion etc), I5r- K1v Office of the Immaculate Conception and Beata Maria (one large cut, one text cut), K2r-L8v, Suffrages, prayers to the saints (one large cut, and eleven text cuts), a1r-a8v ‘hore ad laudem divi Hieronymi’ by Giovanni Andrea Bishop of Aleria in Latin and in French. Inscription on pastedown “16+28 Benefac Dne bonis et rectis corde Georgius Friderius Arcbicps Mog … [Click Below for Full Description]
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