Incipiunt hore intemerate virginis marie secundu[m] usum Parisiensem.

Accession number: 
PML 127725
Paris : Antoine Vérard, [about 1490]
[168] leaves : illustrations (metalcuts) ; (4to)
Credit Line: 
Gift of a benefactor, 1995.

Title from caption, leaf a1v: Incipiunt hore intemerate virginis marie secundu[m] usum Parisiensem.
Imprint from incipit, lef A1r: A la louenge de dieu de sa tressaincte et glorieuse mere/ et a ledificacion de tous bos catholiques furent commencees ces presentes heures par le co[m]mandeme[n]t du roy nostre sire pour a[n]thoyne verard libraire demoura[n]t a paris sur le pont nostre dame a lymage saint jehan levangeliste ou au palays au premier pilier devant la chapelle ou sen chante la messe de messeigneurs les presidens. Verard's mark, leaf G6v.
Printed in Vérard's type 2:98G.
Signatures: 1) A⁶ B⁸; 2) a-c⁸ d² d:⁸ e⁸ f¹⁰; 3) ā⁸ ē⁴ p̲⁸ p̄⁴; 4) A-C⁸; 5) A-F⁸ G⁶: 168 leaves. Signed by sheet.
Format: Median quarto.
A number of prayers composed or translated by Guillaume Tardif.
Almanach for 1488-1508 (leaf A4v).
17 large metalcuts and many small metalcuts and borders.
Parts 1, 3-5 share typesetting with Vérard's Grandes Heures Royales of Rouen, Poitiers and Tours (BMC, GW).
PML copy on vellum (all known copies on vellum).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 23.3 x 16 cm.
PML copy without metalcut of Annunciation (leaf a1v) for illumination of Louis d'Orleans in prayer.

Likely 19th-century red velvet over (German?) reverse-bevelled wooden boards (24.5 x 17 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Modern plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves; plain endbands; gilt edges. 15th/16th-century German brass corner pieces and clasps.
Variant Title: 

Horae intemerate viriginis Mariae secundum usum Parisiensem


Hand decoration: Contemporary Parisian illumination, including miniature of Louis d'Orleans in prayer (leaf a1v), illuminated central panels and borders on main textual pages, and small metalcuts throughout; gilt initials with foliate decoration on red or blue ground and line fillers. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Unidentified armorial (Valois-Burgundy?): quartered red and blue with small sheild with lion at center, pasted over with those of Louis d'Orelans (later Louis XII) or perhaps Charles d'Angoulême: azure, three fleurs-de-lys or a label argent, with a garland and tassel depicting St. Michael (leaf a1v), with an additional armorial: blue shield with three fleur-de-lis and a label of 3 points (leaf a2r); unidentified private collection, Paris, 20th century; Otto Schäfer, booklabel (front pastedown), no. 106, purchased from W. Heiman, 1958; Sotheby's (London), 27 June 1995, lot 99; Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of a benefactor, Oct. 1995.