Horae: ad usum Romanum.

Accession number: 
PML 127689
Description: 
[116] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts, metalcuts) ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Lathrop C. Harper Fund, 1995.
Notes: 

Title from ISTC.
Imprint from colophon, leaf l10r: Ces presentes heures furent achevees le .viii. iour doctobre lan Mil.CCCC. quatrevigntz [et] huit pour anthoine verard libraire demourant a paris sur le pont n[ost]re dame a lenseigne de saint iehan leva[n]geliste au au palais au premier pillier devant la chapelle ou on chante le messe me messeigneurs le presidens. [Verard's printer's mark, leaf l10v].
Printed in Caillaut's type 11:82G.
Signatures: ¹a⁸; ā⁴; a-k⁸ l¹⁰; A⁸ B⁶: 116 leaves. Signed on 1st and 3rd (signed 2) leaves in quires.
Almanac, leaf ¹a1v, for years 1488-1508.
Previously attributed to [Pierre Le Rouge?], for Antoine Vérard.
Woodcuts and metalcuts, illustrated borders.
Subject organization of the border illustrations is based on the Biblia pauperum, see Winn, "Vérard's Hours."
Printed alphabetic marginal references, leaves b3r-e1v.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy missing 21 leaves: ¹a4-5, g1-2.7-8, i4, A⁸, and B⁶. Leaves g1-2.7-8 replaced in contemporary manuscript. Initial on leaf ā2v cut out. Damage and repairs to bottom outer margin on leaves l3-5.

Binding: 
20th-century(?) blind-tooled full brown goatskin over paper boards (18 x 12 cm.), sewn on 3 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Contemporary French illuminated initials on red and blue ground, line fillers. Annotations: Inscriptions abraded, leaves ā4v, a8r, f2r, and l10r.

Provenance: 
Unidentified embossed monogram (in black letter font): A O (front endleaf 4 recto); Baltimore Book Company, sale 287, 20 Feb. 1995, lot 255; Bradstreet Books, Boston; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Priscilla Juvelis on the Lathrop C. Harper Fund, April 1995.
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