Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
(CATHOLIC LITURGY.) Ces presentes heures sont a lusaige de Romme toutes au long de requerir. Use of Rome. Calendar dated 1534-48. Title overpainted in colors and gold with architectural frame enclosing cherubs bearing unidentified coat of arms, with calligraphic title and date ("m.d.xxxiiii. 5 april.") supplied in gold above and below; fifteen miniatures in colors and gold freely painted over metalcut illustrations, each within painted architectural frame in gold with red penwork decoration; 1- and 2-line initials in gold on blue or red ground throughout. [100] leaves. Bâtarde type, 28 lines. Red-ruled border filled in with gold on each page. printed on vellum. 8vo, 156x94 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century black morocco, spine attractively gilt with monogram F. T. in bottom compartment, surface wear on covers, front joint worn, short crack at bottom of rear joint; slight flaking of paint on title, occasional minor marginal soiling, contents otherwise generally quite clean. Bound at end are 9 vellum leaves of additional prayers in Latin and German written in italic and Fraktur script in 18th-century hand. [Paris: Germain Hardouyn, 1534]

Additional Details

handsome copy of a Parisian printed Book of Hours with contemporary illumination, in an exceptionally scarce edition. Bohatta 1170 describes, apparently at second hand, the copy in a private collection; RELICS and Moreau-Renouard IV, 1027 cite only the copy in Bohatta. This edition not in NUC, OCLC, USTC, or French Vernacular Books.