Item #868 Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum. Anonymous B. M. V.
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum
Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum

Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum

Paris: Industria bibliographi Thielmanni Keruer, 1518. 29 cuts from a new series executed for Kerver in the style of German prints (including some based on woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Schäufelein). 1518/19. Bound in modern full blue Morocco binding with 'HORÆ' in gold on the spine with 4 bands.
Printed in red and black, beginning with a printers mark and 47 full-page partly
colored miniatures, numerous small miniatures in the frames and numerous
colored initials. Thir teen metal cuts from two octavo series previously employed by Thielmann Kerver; 29 cuts from
a new series executed for Kerver in the style of German prints (including some based on woodcuts
by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Schäufelein); and 3 (one repeated) in the same style, not in a series. In
addition to the most standard Books of Hours subjects, this edition include taset of 31 additional
subjects for the Hours of the Cross, the Hours of the Holy Ghost, the Penitential Psalms and the
Office of the Dead as described in: Harvard College Library. Catalogue of books and
manuscripts. French 16th century books, pages 363-365. There are also 35 small cuts in the text
(including one repeat, P1v/Q2v), of which 8 are from from a series previously employed by Kerver
and 26 (one repeated) from a new series in Kerver's late style. These mostly depict saints and
scenes from the Passion. For a detailed description, see Tenschert & Nettekoven, cited below.
Tenschert & Nettekoven ascribe the anatomical man cut, one of the previously used octavo series (3
cuts) and the previously used series of small cuts, as well as the design of a large cut in Kerver's late
style, to the Master of the Apocalypse Rose of Sainte Chapelle, also known as the Master of the
Unicorn Hunt; they ascribe the other previously used octavo series (10 cuts) to the workshop of
Jean Pichore. The creator of the new series of octavo cuts and small cuts is unidentified. Kerver's
device on title page (variant of: Silvestre,
L.-C. Marques typographiques, 50; Renouard, P. Marques typographiques parisiennes des XVe et
XVIe siècles, 4 99)./ 13 Historiated and decorative metal cut and woodcut borders throughout,
some criblé; many are purely ornamental in Kerver's late style, with scrollwork, foliage, vanitas,
motifs, putti and various other human and animal figures. Octavo printed on vellum. 16.6 x 10.7 cm. Signatures: (Calendar on leaves A3r-A8v.) a-k8, L-Q8, R4. 26 lines. in red and black, with printer's mark and 47 full page, partly colored miniatures, num. small miniatures in the frames and numerous. colored initials. Printed in red and black, beginning with a printers mark and 47 full-page partly colored miniatures, numerous small miniatures in the frames and numerous colored initials. The parchment pages partly justly trimmed at the upper margin, partly somewhat wavy due to the material, a few pages with parchment bridges due to creases, at the beginning the colorations have partly run off, the miniatures in places only colored in or unprofessionally coloured. Some leaves with smudged coloring. Minimally spotted, a bit browned, but overall, still a good copy of this rare Book of Hours with strong burr-like impressions from the printing plates. This Book of Hours is printed by Kerver who worked from 1498 as a printer together with Georg Wolf and Jean Philippe. Around 1500 he worked alone in his own workshop, where he printed many livres d'heures .He also carried out printing commissions for several publishers such as Jean Richard, Pierre Regnault and Gillet Remacle. In 1511-1517, he went into business with the Parisian publisher Simon Vostre. / Known worldwide in four copies: Worldcat lists only 2 references
worldwide: New York Morgan (incomplete) and NY Public Library, KVK
lists only one copy in MAK Vienna. USTC/Moreau adds:Aschaffenburg,
Universal Short Title Catalogue,; 183928;
Bibliographie des éditions parisiennes du 16e siècle,; 103749;
Adams, H.M. L-1031;
Bohatta, H. Bibliographie der Livres d'heures #1032;
Brunet, J.-C. Manuel vol. 5, col.1622, nº. 194;
Tenschert & Nettekoven Horae B.M.V.,; no. 117;
Moreau, B. Editions parisiennes du XVIe siècle,; vol 2, p.536 no. 2086;
Praet, J. van. Imprimés sur vélin de la Bibliothèque du roi,; vol. 4, p.15, no. 180
Pettegree, Walsby ,Wilkinson, FB: French Vernacular Books, before 1601, #67427. Item #868

The full-page miniatures include printer's mark (a1r) Astrological man (a1v),
Martyrdom of St. John the Evangelist (b1r), Capture of Christ (b3v), Tree of Jesse
(b8v), Annunciation (c1r), Visitation (d1r), Birth of Jesus (d6v), Annunciation to
the Shepherds (d8v), Adoration of the Magi (e2v), Circumcision (e4v), Flight into
Egypt (e6v), Coronation of Mary (f2r), Bathsheba bathing (g6v ), Death of Uriah
(g7v), Nathan's reproaches against David (g8v), David's repentance (h2r), David
and the prophet Gad (h3v), David's promise to Bathsheba (h5r), David gives the
crown to Solomon (h6r), The three dead (i3v), The three living (i4r), Adam and
Eve are driven out of Paradise (k1v), Adam and Eve at Work (k2v), Adam
Praises God (k3v), The Condemned Canon (k6v), Life and Death (k7v),
Purgatory (k8v), Death (l3v), Job (l4v), Three Vices and the Child (l5v), Kiss of
Judas (m3v) Jesus before Pilate (m4v) , Jesus the King of the Jews ( m5v),
Carrying of the Cross (m6v), Crucifixion (m7v), Deposition fr om the Cross
(m8v), Entombment (n1v), Christ in the Underworld (n2v), Resurrection (n3v),
Jesus visits Mary after the Resurrection (n4v), Noli me tangere (n5v), Emmaus
Pilgrims (n6v), The Unbelief of Thomas (n7v), Pentecost: Holy Spirit, the
Apostles, and Mary (n8v), Litany of the Virgins (o1v), Trinity (o7v), Christ in
Reviling (q2v).

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