BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME, PARIS, [ALMANAC 1513-1527], PRINTED ON VELLUM, ILLUMINATED, OLD CALF
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
- (Paris: Gilles and Germain Hardouin), [almanac 1513-1527]
- body colour on vellum
8vo (173 x 104mm.), 90 leaves (of 96), 31 lines, roman type, PRINTED ON VELLUM, illumination executed in the Hardouin workshop, gold initials in coloured grounds, each page with an illuminated floral border, 13 (of 16?) full-page illuminated metalcuts, 24 (of 26?) smaller illuminated metalcuts, old calf, two clasps, lacking a1, a3-4, d6, k2 and k7, a few illuminations rubbed, some staining and beginning and end, binding rubbed, lacking one strap, pastedowns removed
Matias Errázuriz, armorial bookplate
Bohatta 955; Lacombe 243; Moreau 610 (listing 2 copies, Paris and Chicago)
The signatures seem to have been printed by hand far below the text; they are often trimmed by the binder but not in this copy. A few of the passages in quires K to the end have been lightly crossed through in ink.