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Bod-Inc: H-160

Horae ad usum Romanum (Rome) [French and Latin]


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Almanac for xxi years, 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', 29 Nov. ‘Saturnini', 18 Dec. ‘Gratiani.’

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.

B8v ‘Hore intemerate virginis Marie secundum vsum Romane curie incipiunt feliciter.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

D6r ‘Ad matutinas de cruce.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

D7r ‘Ad matutinas de sancto spiritu.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’ “Mixed” Hours: Matins of the Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Spirit are inserted immediately after Matins and Lauds of the Hours of the BVM, etc.

G2v ‘Sequuntur septem psalmi penitentiales.’ Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.

G8r ‘Letania.’ ‘Marcialis' among the disciples; ‘Dyonisi cum sociis', ‘Eutropi', ‘Quintine' among the martyrs; ‘Nicasi', ‘Remigi', ‘Marcelle', ‘Eligi', ‘Egidi', ‘Iuliane', ‘Leobine', ‘Sulpici', ‘Guillerme' among the confessors; ‘Barbara', ‘Margareta' among the virgins.

H4v ‘Sequuntur vigilie mortuorum.’ Incipit: ‘Ad vesperas. Antiphona. Placebo . . .’

K4v ‘Sequuntur suffragia plurimorum sanctorum et sanctarum.’ Incipit: ‘De sanctissima trinitate. Sancta trinitas vnus deus miserere nobis. Antiphona. Te inuocamus, te adoramus . . .’

L1v ‘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.

L2r ‘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.

L2r ‘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.

L2v ‘De facie domini.’ Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] [S]alue sancta facies nostri redemptoris . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 349 no. xli.

L3r ‘Oratio ad beatam virginem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[O]bsecro te . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 346 no. xxxviii.

L5r ‘Alia oratio ad beatam virginem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[O] intemerata . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 336 no. xxi.

L6v ‘Deuota contemplatio beate Marie virginis iuxta crucem . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]tabat mater dolorosa . . .’ Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 19416.

L7r [Suffragia II.] As H‑151: 1-21.

M8r [Devotae orationes.] Incipit: ‘Sensuiuent plusieurs deuotes louenges, peticions . . .’ As H‑151: 1-22.

N3r Gregorius(?): ‘Les sept oraisons sainct Gregoire.’ Incipit: ‘[O] domine Iesu Christe, adoro te in cruce pendentem . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 346 no. xxxvii.

N4v ‘Oraison tres deuote a dieu le pere.’ Incipit: ‘[M]on benoist dieu, ie croy de cueur . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 330 no. xiii.

N5r [Litaniae lauretanae.] ‘Oratio dicenda die sabbati ad honorem intemerate dei genitricis virginis Marie.’ Incipit: ‘[M]issus est Gabriel angelus . . .’ Meersseman, Akathistos, II 244-7.

N8r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Paris: Philippe Pigouchet, [c.1489?]. 8°.


Collation: A–I8 K4 L–N8.

Remarks: The first leaf of each gathering has the catch letter ‘R' for Rome.

Types: Types: 81 B; 65 G.

Line number: 24 lines (B1r).

Type area: Type area: 95 × 58 mm, with borders 129 × 89 mm (B1r).

Illustrations: Woodcuts: anatomical man (100 × 80 mm), 18 large (110 × 76 mm), 30 small (43 × 25 mm). Each textpage is within a combination of historiated borders and decorative elements such as grotesques and floral and figurative designs. Some of the woodcuts have typeset captions.


ISTC: ih00370510

Proctor: Pr 8180;

Others: Bohatta, Horae, 452; Sheppard 6307.

LCN: 14462461


Copy number: H-160(1)

Printed on parchment. Different from the copy in the Pierpont Morgan Library; see A. W. Pollard, Catalogue of Early Printed Books . . . Now Forming Portion of the Library of J. Pierpont Morgan, 3 vols (London, 1907), III 570. On N8r penultimate line: ‘demourāt . . .’

Wanting A1 containing on the recto the device of Pigouchet, on the verso the almanac for xxi years.

Binding: Sixteenth-century French calf; on both covers, a gilt oval centre-piece containing two initial G's addorsed, one inverted. Rebacked, with the original spine pasted onto the front pastedown; on it is ‘51' at the head, ‘771' on a paper label at the tail. Gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 150 × 106 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 143 × 97 mm.

On N8r is a note in a contemporary French hand: ‘Fin disz heures etc a lusage de'.

Initials and line fillers are supplied in gold on a red, blue, or brown ground. Some capitals touched with yellow wash. Ruling in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 13. 6; see Books Purchased (1843), 25.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Arch. Bodl. D 51 subtus; Arch. Bodl. D f.19.

SHELFMARK: Arch. B f.37.

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