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Bod-Inc: H-157

Horae ad usum Parisiensem (Paris) [French and Latin]


Analysis of Content

a1r [Printer's device on the title-page.]

a1v ‘Almanach pour xxi an.' [1488-1508].

a2r [Anatomical man.] Incipit: ‘Quant la lune est en aries leo et sagitarius il fait bon saigner au colerique, feu . . .’ Soleil 28. Some of the text is typeset, some is part of the woodcut.

a2v [Calendarium.] Roman calendar, with the addition of: 30 June ‘Marcialis', 18 Dec. ‘Gaciani.’

a2v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘En ian uier que les roys venus sont | Glau me dit fremin mor font'; 4 rhymed verses for each month of the calendar. Soleil 155-7.

a8v [Evangelia.] Io 1, 1-14; Lc 1, 26-38; Mt 2, 1-12; Mc 16, 14-20.

b3v ‘Passio domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Iohannem.’ Io 18,1-19,42.

b8r [Horae BVM.] Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

f2v ‘Sequuntur septem psalmi penitentiales.’ Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.

f7v ‘Letania.’ ‘Marcialis' among the disciples; ‘Preiecte', ‘Valentine', ‘Eutropi', ‘Quiriace', ‘Siluane et Ianuari', ‘Arnulphe', ‘Victor', ‘Lamberte', ‘Firmine', ‘Leodegari', ‘Quintine', ‘Clare', ‘Fusciane et Gentiane' among the martyrs; ‘Symeon', ‘Rigoberte', ‘Guillerme', ‘Bonite', ‘Sulpici', ‘Karole magne', ‘Theobalde', ‘Thuriane', ‘Moderice', ‘Fiacri', ‘Egidi', ‘Lupe', ‘Clodoalde', ‘Lubine', ‘Audomare', ‘Maglori', ‘Maturine', ‘Gengulphe', ‘Aniane' among the confessors, bishops, monks, and hermits; ‘Genouefa', ‘Baltildis', ‘Gertrudis', ‘Oportuna', ‘Aurea' among the virgins and widows.

g5v ‘Sequuntur vigilie mortuorum.’ Incipit: ‘Ad vesperas. Antiphona. Placebo. Psalmus. [D]ilexi quoniam . . .’

i7r ‘Oratio dicenda ante ymaginem corporis Christi.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onditor celi et terre. Rex regum . . .’ See Leroquais, Livres d'heures, I 75.

i8v ‘Sequuntur suffragia plurimorum sanctorum et sanctarum.’ The text of the suffrages begins on k1r, therefore gathering K, containing the Hours of the Cross, of the Holy Spirit, and of the Conception, is an insertion; the catch letter ‘p' for ‘Paris' is found on the first leaves of gatherings c–i and k–m, but not on gathering K.

K1r [Horae sanctae crucis.] Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

K3r [Horae sancti spiritus.] Incipit: ‘Ad matutinas de sancto spiritu. [D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

K6r [Horae de conceptione.] Incipit: ‘Ad matutinas de conceptione. [D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

k1r [Suffragia.] ‘De sanctissima trinitate. Antiphona.’ Incipit: ‘Sancta trinitas vnus deus miserere nobis. Antiphona. Te inuocamus, te adoramus te laudamus . . .’

k1v ‘Oratio ad deum patrem.’ Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] Pater de celis deus, miserere nobis. [Oratio.] [D]omine sancte pater omnipotens eterne deus qui coequalem consubstantialem . . .’ See Leroquais, Livres d'heures, I 100.

k1v ‘Oratio ad filium.’ Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] Fili redemptor mundi deus, miserere nobis. [Oratio.] [D]omine Iesu Christe fili dei viui qui es verus et omnipotens deus . . .’ See Leroquais, Livres d'heures, I 100.

k2r ‘Oratio ad spiritum sanctum.’ Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] Spiritussancte deus, miserere nobis. [Oratio.] [D]omine spiritus sancte deus qui coequalis consubstantialis . . .’ See Leroquais, Livres d'heures, I 100.

k2v ‘De sancta facie.’ Incipit: ‘[S]alue sancta facies nostri redemptoris . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 349 no. xli.

k3r ‘Oratio ad beatam virginem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[O]bsecro te . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 346 no. xxxviii.

k4v ‘Alia oratio ad beatam virginem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[O] intemerata . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 336 no. xxi.

k6r ‘Deuota contemplatio beate Marie virginis iuxta crucem . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]tabat mater dolorosa . . .’ Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 19416.

k7r [Suffragia.] As H‑151: 1-21.

l6v [Devotae orationes.] Incipit: ‘Sensuiuent plusieurs deuotes louenges, petitions . . .’ As H‑151: 1-22.

m1v Gregorius(?): ‘Les sept oraysons sainct Gregoire.’ Incipit: ‘[O] domine Iesu Christe adoro te in cruce pendentem . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 346 no. xxxvii.

m2v ‘Oraison tresdeuote a dieu le pere.’ Incipit: ‘[M]on benoist dieu, ie croy de cueur . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 330 no. xiii.

m3r [Litaniae lauretanae.] ‘Oratio dicenda die sabbati ad honorem intemerate dei genitricis virginis Marie.’ Incipit: ‘[M]issus est Gabriel angelus . . .’ Meersseman, Akathistos, II 244-7.

m6r ‘De sororibus beate virginis Marie.’ Incipit: ‘O nobile ternarium sanctarum sororum . . . [Oratio.] [D]eus qui beatas Mariam Iacobi et Mariam Salome genitricis tue Marie sorores . . .’

m7r ‘Sensuiuent cinq belles oraisons que monseigneur saint Iehan l'euangeliste fist en l'onneur de la vierge Marie . . .’ Incipit: ‘[O] mediatrix omnium et fons viuus . . . [O] auxiliatrix omnium . . . [O] separatrix [i.e.reparatrix] debilium . . . [O] illuminatrix peccatorum . . . [O] alleuiatrix peccatorum . . .’ See Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 27.

m8v [Colophon.]


Imprint: [Paris: Étienne Jehannot], for Jean Poitevin, 15 May 1498. 8°.


Collation: a–i K k–m8.

Remarks: The first leaf of each gathering, except gatherings a, b, and K, has the catch letter ‘p' for Paris.

Leaves: 104 leaves.

Line number: 26 lines (b1r).

Type area: Type area: 108 × 57 mm, with borders 140 × 87 mm (b1r).

Illustrations: Woodcuts: anatomical man (100 × 80 mm), 16 large (124 × 79 mm), 1 medium (75 × 55 mm), 29 small (38 × 24 mm). Each text page is within a combination of historiated borders and decorative elements such as architectural and floral designs.


ISTC: ih00353500

Hain: C 3097;


Proctor: Pr 8363;

Others: Bohatta, Horae, 643; Sheppard 6493.

LCN: 14461684


Copy number: H-157(1)

Printed on parchment.

Binding: Late sixteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco, with monogram ‘CDL' between four ‘[S with oblique stroke]' on the upper cover, ‘CL' on the lower; see G. D. Hobson, Les reliures à la fanfare. Le problème de l'S fermé (London, 1935), 93 no. 282. Leather ties lost. Gilt-edged leaves. ‘9' printed on square paper label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 165 × 105 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 156 × 98 mm.

On the upper left-hand corner of front pastedown a reference to SC 16079. ‘77' in brown ink on the upper right-hand corner of rear pastedown. Inscription on the upper right-hand corner of front endleaf has been cut away.

Woodcuts decorated in gold and colours. Two-line initials are supplied in blue with white pen-work decoration, on a red ground; other initials, paragraph marks, and line fillers are supplied in gold on a red or blue ground. Capitals touched with yellow wash. Ruling in red ink.

Provenance: Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755): ‘C & P' on front pastedown. Bequeathed in 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. T inf. 3.9.

SHELFMARK: 8° Rawl. 1096.

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