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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: RARE PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS IN AN UNUSUAL FORMAT WITH VIBRANTLY PAINTED METALCUTS. In Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment, France (Paris), c. 1536 (almanac for 1536-1548). Dimensions 140 x 65 mm., 90 folios, octavo agenda format, complete, printed in black ink in Roman font in 32 long lines, 1- to 2-line initials throughout, 1 SIX-LINE METALCUT, 14 LARGE METALCUTS, printer's device set in architectonic liquid gold frame, all metalcuts hand-painted in bright colors with liquid gold. BINDING: late sixteenth- or seventeenth-century brown leather, gold tooled, with two sets of double fillets forming a narrow rectangular center panel and outer border, gild edges. ILLUSTRATION: This is a particularly appealing example of a printed Parisian Book of Hours with metalcuts that are so vibrantly and expertly painted that they are indistinguishable from illuminated miniatures. The palette features blue, red, orange, and green, with frequent use of liquid gold for highlights. PROVENANCE: Printed in Paris by Germain Hardouyn, with an almanac for the years 1536-1548, suggesting a date of printing c. 1536. It is a tiny book, in a distinctive and unusual format, very narrow and oblong, allowing for easy use as a vademecum for private devotion. The manuscript later belonged to a European Continental Collection. CONDITION: A few stains, sig. F4-6, loose, binding worn at joints and corners, but in overall good condition. Full description and images available. (BOH 180)

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Bookseller
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOH 180
Title
Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Germain Hardouyn, France, Paris, c. 1536 (almanac for 1536-1548)
Keywords
Book of Hours, printed manuscript, printed Book of Hours, medieval printed manuscript, Germain Hardouyn, Germain Hardouyn workshop, Paris, France, 16th century, illuminated imprint, imprint, metalcuts
Bookseller catalogs
French Manuscripts; Books of Hours;

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About Les Enluminures

Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]

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