Hore ab Usum Romanum totaliter ad lungum sine require cum multis suffragijs et orationibus. Tout pour le mieulx. HOURS. Use of Rome. 1508.
Hore ab Usum Romanum totaliter ad lungum sine require cum multis suffragijs et orationibus. Tout pour le mieulx.
Hore ab Usum Romanum totaliter ad lungum sine require cum multis suffragijs et orationibus. Tout pour le mieulx.
Hore ab Usum Romanum totaliter ad lungum sine require cum multis suffragijs et orationibus. Tout pour le mieulx.
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Hore ab Usum Romanum totaliter ad lungum sine require cum multis suffragijs et orationibus. Tout pour le mieulx.

Paris, Gilles Hardouin [1508].

Agenda 8vo (133 x 61/2 mm.). PRINTED ON VELLUM IN RED AND BLACK. [90] leaves. [xiii], [155], [12]p. a8 B-K8 L4 M6 ($4, first recto of every quire signed in majuscule and the next three rectos signed in minuscule), gothic type (59), 37 lines per page (type area 112 x 43/4 mm.), calendar 1508-1520. Contemporary INITIALS EXECUTED IN RED AND BLUE AND HEIGHTENED IN GOLD; SEVENTEEN METALCUTS IN THE STYLE OF JEAN PICHORE IN CONTEMPORARY COLOR AND IN MANUSCRIPT ARCHITECTURAL FRAMES OF GOLD INK (in four cases painted over printed border strips), the small text cut also colored; a metalcut Hardouin title device (Renouard, Marques 432).

Red morocco, panels and spine with gilt rules and blind floral roll (rubbed), gilt-lettered title, plain edges.

ONLY COPY KNOWN OF THIS JEWEL, twice as tall as wide — as well suited for individual meditation at church or at home.
     Gilles Hardouin only printed Books of Hours, in this case in Latin and French. He competed in every market: grand to humble to exotic. Here the unusually narrow format precluded his customary illustration cycle, and he clearly intended his images to be enclosed in illuminated (not printed) decoration. THE COLOR AND GOLD HEIGHTENING IN THIS EXAMPLE CAN BE ASSIGNED TO THE WORKSHOP OVERSEEN BY GERMAIN HARDOUIN, Gilles’ brother. The date of 1508 for the present edition is likely secure, as another agenda octavo from Gilles’ press survives with a calendar for 1509-20. In good condition, pencil acquisition note dated April 1934 of Georges Petit de Grandvoir (1878-1956).
¶Eggimann, Catalogue 23 (1933) 10329 (this copy, marked “sold”).

Item #10952

Price: $24,500.00