Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
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Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

Lot Sold:68,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

BOOK OF HOURS. USE OF AMIENS

Les presentes heures a lusaige de Amiens sont au long sans riens requirer. [Paris: Simon Vostre, almanac 1508-1528]


4to (220 x 143mm.), PRINTED ON VELLUM, 108 leaves, a-b8 c4 d-i8 k10 â ê î8 ô6, Vostre's device on title-page, each page within metalcut borders, 25 PAGES FULLY ILLUMINATED BY A FINE CONTEMPORARY HAND, eighteenth-century Belgian red morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, later cloth chemise and morocco-backed pull-on case, f2-3 repaired at foot, pull-on case broken at head


THE CALENBERG-HEISS-THIERRY-BIGNON-EHRMAN COPY. "Imprimé sur Vélin, avec de jolies bordures gr. en bois et 24 grandes miniatures, fort riches et d'un coloris très-vif" (Thierry catalogue). A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF A RARE BOOK OF HOURS OF UNCOMMON USE.


LITERATURE:

Van Praet, Vélins du Bibliothèque nationale 244 (mentioning the Heiss copy with illuminations); cf. Bohatta 5; Fairfax Murray, French 693; USTC 26143 (all Simon Vostre, use of Amiens, with slightly different collation)


PROVENANCE:

Henri Reinecke, comte de Calenberg (1683-1772), morocco armorial on inside front cover, sale, Brussels, Ermens, 26 April 1773, but not found in the catalogue (lot 22 is described as a book of hours, illuminated manuscript on vellum, 8vo in red morocco gilt);

Baron d'Heiss, sale, Paris, De Bure, 7 March 1785, lot 15, described as being a 4to in a red morocco binding;

Thierry, sale, Paris, Brunet, 28 April 1817, lot 143 (there is a manuscript note in the Houghton copy of the catalogue, stating that it is the Heiss copy, lot 15, price 60 francs), price 181 francs;

Jérôme Bignon, sale, Paris, Leblanc, 28 March 1837, lot 52 (an unidentified illuminated printed book of hours probably by Vostre); these 3 listed on a manuscript note loosely inserted;

Albert Ehrman (1890-1969), ink monogram on inside lower cover

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
Book of Hours, use of Amiens, Paris, Simon Vostre, 1508, printed on vellum, later red morocco
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