Incipiunt hore beate marie virginis secu[n]dum usum sarum.

Accession number: 
PML 15798
Noviter impresse Parisii : [Philippe Pigouchet,] pro symone le vostre, [about 1497].
[128] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts, metalcuts) ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1907.

Title and imprint from title page, leaf a1r: [Pigouchet's printer's mark] Incipiunt hore beate marie virginis secu[n]dum usum sarum noviter impresse parisii pro symone le vostre co[m]morante in vico novo beate marie virginis in intersignio sancti iohannis evangeliste.
Colophon, leaf p8v: Expliciunt hore beate marie virginis secundu[m] usum sarum noviter impresse parisii pro symone le vostre co[m]morantem in vico novo marie in intersignio sancti ioha[n]nis evangeliste.
Printed in Pigouchet's types 2:64G, 4:130G, and 5:76G.
Signatures: a, ., b-p⁸: 128 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery octavo.
Almanac for years 1488-1508, leaf a1v.
Contents list and prayers in English, leaves p6r-8v.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 16.6 x 10.8 cm.

Modern half brown goatskin, with brown cloth sides, over paper boards (17 x 11.5 cm.), sewn on 3 supports (probably by James MacDonald, NY). Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; marbled edges.
Variant Title: 

Hore beate Marie virginis secundum usum Sarum


Hand decoration: Contemporary French gilt initials on alternating red and blue grounds, line fillers. Annotations: Early English inscription abraded, leaf p8v.

John Bridges (1666-1724); Bibliotheca Bridgesianae sale, London, 7 Feb. 1725/26, lot 4160 for £0.13.6, described as "Lib. summae raritatis"; Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from J. Pearson & Co., Oct. 1907.