Horae: ad usum Ambianensem.

Accession number: 
PML 26992
Imprime a Rouen : par Jeh[an] le bourgois, [approximately 1497-1499]
[72] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 13 cm (Long 12mo)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1929.

Title from ISTC.
Imprint from colophon, leaf i8r: Imprime a Rouen par Jeh[an] le bourgois.
Printed in Le Bourgeois's type 6:61/62G.
Signatures: a-i⁸: 72 leaves (leaf a1 unknown, probably blank).
Format: Needham suggests long 12mo (i.e. agenda format), see his "Res papirea," p. 129. Goff recorded as 24mo, GW as 8vo.
Printed in black and red throughout.
13 woodcuts, 1 repeated.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 12.3 x 5.6 cm.

16th-century French gilt-tooled red morocco over paper boards (13 x 6 cm), sewn on 3 supports; repaired by Duprez Lahey. Plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves; plain endbands; gilt edges. 2 clasps, 1 missing.

Hand decoration: Contemporary hand-colored woodcuts (painting on leaf a8r might be modern), gilt initials on red ground, yellow capital strokes, and red ruling lines. Annotations: Contemporary prayer(?), abraded (leaf i8v) but transcript records as "Le velle sainct Martin a la malle me[?] vint quatre seyens m'on prins pour mengés en haller en frisson m'ont boutté et m'on assessonné dissant que j'estois bon pour haller l'atencion. Monseigneur le bailly est pourvu d'escuier je ne peus de sirop[?] d'estre mis en cartier j'espiere de mon mestier quand il en est mestier moyse mes compaignons pour haller l'atencion."

Signatures and inscriptions abraded from endleaves; unidentified shelf mark or monogram: ID (bottom edge of spine); note by Belle Greene: "On fly leaf of upper cover 'Cest livre appertient C. H.'" (front endleaf 1 recto); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Seymour De Ricci, 1929.