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Bod-Inc: H-172

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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page with colophon.]

a1v [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.

a2r ‘Almanach pour xxi an.' [1488-1508].

a2v [Caption to the illustration of the measurement of the wound of Christ.] Incipit: ‘Hec est mensura plage sacratissimi lateris Christi que a Constantinopoli beato Karolo imperatore allata fuit in capsa aurea ad eius ab inimicis in bello protectionem.’

a3r [Calendarium.] Roman calendar.

a3r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘In iano claris calidisque cibis potiaris | Atque decens potus pdst(!) fercula sit tibi notus'; 4 hexameters for each month of the calendar. See Walther, Proverbia, 11795.

b1r [Evangelia.] Io 1, 1-14; Lc 1, 26-38; Mt 2, 1-12; Mc 16, 14-20.

b3r ‘Passio domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Johannem.’ Io 18,1-19,42.

b7r ‘Hore intemerate virginis Marie secundum vsum Romane curie incipiunt feliciter.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

d2r ‘Ad matutinas de cruce.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

d3r ‘Ad matutinas de sancto spiritu.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’ Abbreviated “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.

f5v [Mutationes in Officio BVM.] ‘In aduentu domini officium beate Marie dicitur modo predicto . . .’

f8v ‘Sequuntur septem psalmi penitentiales.’ Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.

g5r ‘Letania.’ As H‑160.

g8v ‘Sequuntur vigilie mortuorum.’ Incipit: ‘Ad vesperas. Antiphona. Placebo . . .’

i8r ‘Sequuntur suffragia plurimorum sanctorum et sanctarum. Et primo.’ Incipit: ‘De sanctissima trinitate. Sancta trinitas vnus deus miserere nobis. Antiphona. Te inuocamus, te adoramus, te laudamus . . .’

k1r ‘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.

k1r ‘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.

k1v ‘Oratio ad spiritum sanctum.’ Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] Spiritussancte deus, miserere nobis. [Oratio.] [D]omine spiritussancte deus qui coequalis consubstantialis . . .’ See Leroquais, Livres d'heures, I 100.

k1v ‘De sancta facie domini.’ Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] [S]alue sancta facies nostri redemptoris . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 349 no. xli.

k2r ‘Oratio deuotissima ad beatissimam virginem dei genitricem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[O]bsecro te . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 346 no. xxxviii.

k3v ‘Alia oratio deuotissima ad beatissimam virginem dei genitricem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[O] intemerata . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 336 no. xxi.

k5r ‘Deuota contemplatio beate Marie virginis iuxta crucem . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]tabat mater dolorosa . . .’ Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 19416.

k5v [Suffragia II.] With the following variations compared with H‑151: 1-14; 16-21.

l3v [Devotae orationes.] Incipit: ‘Sensuiuent plusieurs deuotes louenges, peticions . . .’ As H‑151: 1-22.

l6v ‘Oraison en francois tresdeuote a dieu le pere.’ Incipit: ‘[M]on benoist dieu, ie croy de cueur . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 330 no. xiii.

l7v [Litaniae lauretanae.] ‘Oratio valde deuota ad virginem Mariam.’ Incipit: ‘[M]issus est Gabriel angelus . . .’ Meersseman, Akathistos, II 244-7.

m2v ‘Sequitur officium de conceptione beate Marie virginis.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’

A1r ‘Sensuiuent les sept pseaulmes en francois translatez au plus pres du latin.’ Incipit: ‘[D]omine ne in furore tuo arguas me . . . Sire en ta fureur ne me argue . . .’ Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.

A6v ‘Oraison tresdeuote a nostre seigneur.’ Incipit: ‘[S]ire dieu createur du ciel et de la terre, roy des roys . . .’ Soleil 227-9, Sonet 1927.

A8r Gregorius(?): ‘Les sept oraysons saint Gregoire.’ Incipit: ‘[O] domine Iesu Christe, adoro te in cruce pendentem . . .’ Leroquais, Livres d'heures, II 346 no. xxxvii.


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

Remarks: Sheppard attributes the printing to Jehannot while CIBN takes Poitevin's device to be that of the printer. Goff supposes that the edition was printed by Poitevin [for Simon Vostre] on the basis of a note in Brunet.


Collation: a–l8 m4 A8.

Remarks: The Bodleian copy has an additional gathering of 8 leaves (A8) compared with the Paris BnF copy described by Lacombe. The first leaf of each gathering, except gathering a, has the catch letter ‘R' for Rome.

Types: Types: 98 B; 115 G; 65 G; 83 B; capital spaces.

Leaves: 100 leaves.

Line number: 28 lines (b1v).

Type area: Type area 137 × 76 mm, with borders 166 × 106 mm (b1v).

Illustrations: Woodcuts: anatomical man (98 × 81 mm), 13 large (122 × 80 mm), 2 medium (96 × 73 mm), 31 small (38 × 29 mm). Each text page 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.

Remarks: A1r: ‘Senſuiuent les ſept pſeaulmes en francois | tranſlatez au plus pres du latin.' A6v: ‘Oraiſon treſdeuote a noſtre ſeigneur.' A8r: ‘Les ſept orayſons ſaint gregoire.’


ISTC: ih00396000

Hain: H 8856;

Goff: Goff H‑396;

Proctor: Pr 8365;

Others: Bohatta, Horae, 657; Brunet, Manuel, V col. 1584: 46 (note); CIBN H‑243; GfT 1784-5; Lacombe 68; Sheppard 6495-6.

LCN: 14464847


Copy number: H-172(1)

Printed on parchment.

Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves formerly marbled, and green silk bookmark. ‘1' printed on square label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 213 × 150 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 141 mm.

Two prayers added in a contemporary hand on the rear endleaf: ‘[D]omine Iesu Criste fili dei redemptor mundi defende me de manu inimicorum, de via peccatorum, de morte subitanea . . .' ‘Domine Iesu Christe fili dei viui adoro te ad iudicium venientem . . .’

Initials, paragraph marks, and line fillers are supplied in gold on red, blue, or brown grounds. Capitals touched with yellow wash. Ruling in red ink.

Provenance: Nicolas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721); armorial book-plate: ‘Ex bibliotheca Nicolai Joseph Foucault comitis consistoriani'; his circular book-label partly visible at the tail of the spine. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755). Bequeathed in 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. T inf. 3.1.

SHELFMARK: 8° Rawl. 1099.

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