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Heures a lusage de Rome

Item Information

Title:
Heures a lusage de Rome
Title (alt.) :
Heures a l'usage de Rome
Benedictio dei patris cum angelis suis sit super me amen
Title (uniform):
Book of hours
Former owner:
Rat, Blanche, active 15th century-16th century
Creator:
Catholic Church
Former owner:
A. Rosenthal Ltd.
Attributed name:
Bocard, André, active 1491-1531
Printer:
Bocard, André, active 1491-1531
Attributed name:
Verard, Antoine, -approximately 1513
Printer:
Verard, Antoine, -approximately 1513
Date:
[January 20, 1500–1501]
Format:
Books
Genre:
Illuminations
Metal cuts
Incunabula
Books of hours
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Vellum printings (Printing)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Incunabula (Collection of Distinction)
Places:
FranceIle-de-France (region)Paris
Extent:
[136] leaves : ill. ; 17 cm (8vo)
Permalink:
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
[Paris] : [André Bocard or Antoine Vérard]
Notes (ownership):
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.405.107 with early/contemporary inscription on verso of final leaf: "Ces presentes heures appartienent a dame Blanche rat. fame de sire Jehan pichonat, Marchant demorent en la ruee saint denis a lenseigne de saint nicolas pres saint Innocent a Paris." Early inscription in lower left margin of title page erased. This copy described in the catalog of the Didot library. Purchased from Rosenthal in March, 1939.
Notes (date):
[20 January 1500/01]
Notes (citation):
Catalogue raisonné des livres de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin Didot, 804
Incunabula short title catalogue, ih00411620
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 13106
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, H403
Notes:
Title and date from colophon (D8 recto): Ces presentes heures a lusage de Rōme sutent acheuees la. xx. iour Ianuier, Lan.M.CCCCC.
Description based on BPL copy, which lacks gathering [rum].
Printers' names from ISTC ih00411620, which assigns to Bocard only, and ih00411600, a closely related edition assigned variously to Bocard or Vérard. Harazsti (More Books/BPL quarterly, June 1939, p. 235; Nov. 1942, p. 415) and the Didot catalog both assign this edition to Vérard.
Almanac runs from 1497 to 1520.
First lines of text on Aa1 recto: Benedictio dei patris cu[m] angelis suis sit super me ame[n]
Notes (object):
Collation: 8vo: Aa⁸ Bb¹⁰ a-h⁸ i¹⁰ [rum]¹² A-D⁸ [$2 (-Aa1, +Bb4, Bb5, i5) signed]; 136 leaves, unnumbered. Signature on the first leaf of gatherings a-i preceded by a lowercase "p". In gathering f, the lowercase "p" is on both signed leaves.
Printed on vellum; main body text within metalcut borders; Bb5 recto: 22 lines, 110 x 59 mm; types: 100G, 97G (main body text), 84G, 55G; 16 large illustrations (metalcut and woodcut); 24 small vignettes (metalcut and woodcut) within the text of the Litany.
Half- and full-page illustrations: Grail (Aa1) -- Bloodletting man (Aa2) -- John in a vat of boiling oil (Aa8 verso) -- Betrayal in the Garden (Bb4 verso) -- Tree of Jesse (Bb10 verso) -- Visitation (b5) -- Nativity (c3) -- Annunciation to the Shepherds (c6 verso) -- Adoration of the Magi (d1) -- Flight into Egypt (d6) -- Death of the Virgin (e2) -- David and Bathsheba (e5 verso) -- Rich man and Lazarus (g1 verso) -- Crucifixion ([rum]1) -- Trinity in majesty (A1) -- Mass of Saint Gregory (C7 verso)
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.405.107 imperfect: wanting gathering [rum]. Ruled in red throughout, with initials gilt over red and blue grounds. Leaf dimensions: 167 x 107 mm.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.405.107 bound in ca. 17th-century calfskin, with gilt monogram "I.M." in a cartouche on both covers. Housed in a blue cloth case.
Language:
Latin
French
Table of Contents:
Contents: “Benedictio dei patris cu[m] angelis suis sit super me ame[n]” (Aa1)
Almanac (Aa1 verso)
Bloodletting man (Aa2)
Calendar (Aa2 verso-Aa8)
Gospel readings (Aa8 verso-Bb10)
Matins, Hours of the Virgin (a1-a5 verso)
Lauds, Hours of the Virgin (b5-c2 verso)
Prime, Hours of the Virgin (c3-c6)
Terce, Hours of the Virgin (c6 verso-c8 verso)
Sext, Hours of the Virgin (d1-d3)
Nones, Hours of the Virgin (d3 verso-d5 verso)
Vespers, Hours of the Virgin (d6-e1 verso)
Compline, Hours of the Virgin (e2 verso-e5)
Seven Penitential Psalms (e6 verso-f3 verso)
Litany (f3 verso-g1)
Office of the Dead (g1-i10 verso)
Suffrages ([rum]1-[rum]12)
"De sanctissima trintate." Incipit: "Te invocamus, te adoramus, te laudamus ..." (A1-A3)
"De facie domini." Incipit: "Salve sancta facies nostri redemtoris ..." (A3-A3 verso)
"Oratio devota virgine[m] maria[m]." Incipit: "Obsecro te domina sancta maria mater ..." (A4-A6 recto)
"Alia oratio ad beatam virginem Mariam." Incipit: "O Intemerata et ineternum ..." (A6-A8 recto)
“Devota co[n]te[m]platio b[ea]te marie virginis juxta cruce[m] filii sui lachryma[n]tis ad co[m]passionem salvatoris singulos invitantis.” Incipit: "Stabat Mater ..." (A8 verso-B1 verso)
Suffrages, each accompanied by 7-line metalcut or woodcut vignettes (B1: Michael; B2: John the Baptist; B2 verso: John the Evangelist; B2 verso: Peter and Paul; B3: James; B4: Stephen; B4: Laurence; B4 verso: Christopher; B5 verso: Sebastian; B6 verso: Nicholas; B7 verso: Claudius; B7 verso: Anthony; B8: Julian; B8 verso: Anna; B8 verso: Mary Magdalene; C1: Katharine; C1 verso: Margaret; C2: Barbara; C2 verso: Apollonia)
Prayers in Latin (some with French headings) and prayers in French, including prayers for the King, the Seven Prayers of Saint Gregory, “Oraison tresdevote a die le pere” (in French), etc. (C3-D8)
Identifier:
06_01_016821
Call #:
RARE BKS Q.405.107
Barcode:
39999091889640