Horae: ad usum Romanum.

Accession number: 
PML 566
A Paris : [Pierre Le Rouge,] Pour Anthoine verard, .xx. iour daoust .Mil.cccc.quatrevings [et] dix [20 August 1490].
[106] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts, metalcuts) ; 25 cm. (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Irwin collection, 1900.

Title from ISTC.
Incipit, leaf A12v: Incipiunt hore beate marie virginis secundum usum romane curie.
Imprint from colophon, leaf m6v: Ces heures fure[n]t achevees en lho[n]neur de nostreseigneur iesucrist: [et] de la glorieuse vierge marie. Le .xx. iour daoust .Mil.cccc.quatrevings [et] dix. Pour Anthoine verard libraire demora[n]t a paris. sur le pont nostre dame. a lymage .s. jehan leva[n]giste. ou au palaiz au p[re]mier pillier deva[n]t la chappelle ou len chante la messe de messeigneurs les presidens.
Printed in Le Rouge's type 8:98G. Assigned to Le Rouge by CIBN.
Signatures: A¹² a-l⁸ m⁶: 106 leaves.
Paper format: Median quarto.
Almanac for years 1488-1508, leaf A1v.
Woodcuts and metalcuts.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25 x 17 cm.

Modern full bue goatskin over paper boards (26 x 18 cm.), sewn on 5 supports (by Deborah Evetts?). Modern plain paper pastedowns and endleaves, with 1 original vellum endleaf at front; plain endbands; gilt edges. Previously bound in green velvet over paper boards, with silver clasps; in box with book.

Hand decoration: Contemporary French illumiantion, gilt initials on red and blue ground. Woodcuts illuminated by hand. Annotations: Contemporary notation of reading from Luke 2:21 (leaf A5v). Family birth inscriptions, presumably Bauffremont family, 17th century: Chrestian Charlote (9 Oct. 1607), Henri Charles (11 Oct. 1609), and Francois Emanuel (Feb. 1611) (front endleaf 3 recto).

Ferdinand de Madville(? - Bauffremont-Ache), comte de Alie(?), painted armorial (front endleaf 3 verso and a1r); Ellis & White, unidentified catalogue, no. 338; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), purchased from Ellis & White, Sept. 1881; Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Irwin collection, 1900.