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Bod-Inc: H-156

Horae ad usum Parisiensem (Paris): Heures de Nostre Dame en françoys [French and Latin].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Introductory verse.] Incipit: ‘[L]amour de dieu chacun bon crestien'; 8 lines of verse. Lacombe 26.

a2r [Horae BVM. Ad matutinas.] Incipit: ‘[O] dieu tout puissant euure moy | Les leures | Adonc parlera | Ma bouche qui annuncera | Aucunes louenges de toy . . .' [In margins.] ‘[Antiphona.] [D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

o6r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Paris: Antoine Vérard, [before 25 Oct. 1499]. 4°.

Remarks: Sheppard and Macfarlane date the edition to [c.1497]; CIBN dates [before 25 Oct. 1499] from the address. A French paraphrase in verse with the Latin text printed in the margin.


Collation: a–n8 o6.

Types: Types: 99 B (French text); 89 (84) B (Latin text); capital spaces, some with guide-letters; calligraphic ‘L' on a1r.

Leaves: 110 leaves.

Line number: 28 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 139 × 63 mm, with Latin text in margin 139 × 103 mm (a3r).

Illustrations: Eight large woodcuts (115 × 75 mm).

Remarks: Leaf a1r: ‘[ ]Amour de dieu chacun bon creſtien | Doit acquerir en ſon commencement | . . .'; l. 9: ‘Heures de noſtre dame en frācoys et en la | tin Imprimees a paris nouuellement'; a2r: [woodcut] ‘ | [ ] Dieu tout puiſſant euure moy | Les leures Adonc parlera | Ma bouche . . .' (in margin) ‘[ ]omine la | bia mea a= | peries . . .'; b6v, l. 4: ‘Les deſſuſdictes pſeaulmes anthiēnes | et vers ſe doiuent dire ſelonluſaige de Paris | . . .'; o6r, colophon: ‘Cy finent les heures en francoys impri | mees pour Anthoine verard libraire demou | rant ſur le pont noſtre dame a lymage ſaīt | Jehan leuangeliſte a Paris'.


ISTC: ih00335200

Hain: C 3120 = 3122;

Proctor: Pr 8417;

Others: Bohatta, Horae, 466 = 669; CIBN H‑265; Lacombe no. 30; Macfarlane 218; Sheppard 6260-1.

LCN: 14461787


Copy number: H-156(1)

Wanting leaf o1, supplied from an edition printed in Jehannot's type 83 B.

Printed on parchment.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves, and green silk bookmark. Bookmark slip with observations on the miniature by Francis Douce.

Size: 196 × 135 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 187 × 128 mm.

Manuscript additions on a1r completely erased. On the rear pastedown is a list of woodcuts in Douce's hand.

On a1v a miniature of Charles VIII(?) kneeling; see Pächt and Alexander I, 62 no. 795 and pl. lix. Coloured woodcuts. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in gold on a brown ground. Capitals touched with yellow wash. Ruling in red ink.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce BB 130.

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