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Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae, use of Amiens
Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, c. 1502. Octavo. 140ff. Printed on vellum. With the French printer and engraver Philippe Pigouchet's woodcut title page device, twenty-one large woodcuts and twenty-seven miniatures; also with woodcut ornamental borders on every page. The large cuts are as follows: Anatomical Man ; Martyrdom of Saint John; Betrayal; Tree of Jesse; Annunciation; Visitation; Crucifixion; Pentecost; Holy Child adored by Joseph; Mary and the Shepherds; Adoration by Shepherds; Annunciation to Shepherds; Adoration by Magi; Presentation; Flight into Egypt; Death of the Virgin; Death of Uriah; David and Bathsheba; Last Judgment; Dives and Lazarus; Church Militant and Church Triumphant; Burial of Christ. All illustrations have been very finely illuminated in colors, heightened with gold and silver. This edition is notable for its twenty-two Dance of Death cuts, which appear in the ornamental woodcut borders from L8 to P2, and again in the final gathering. In a handsome early 17th century fanfare-style binding of full brown morocco. The decoration is comprised of central cartouche surrounded by minute, intricate gilt foliate vines forming a diamond shape. Vines fill in the corners of gilt-ruled border, and floral and geometric designs fill in concentric borders around the edges of the covers. Housed in cloth slipcase. Bookplate.
      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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