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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

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Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

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VERY TINY AND UNIQUE PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS WITH ILLUMINATED METALCUTS. In Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment, Paris, Germain Hardouyn, c. 1534 (almanac for 1534-1546). Dimensions 82 x 50 mm., 120 folios, lacking one leaf at the beginning, all quires signed, printed in Gothic font in twenty-five long lines in black ink, 1- to 2-line initials throughout, 15 large metalcuts in architectonic liquid gold frames, set over six lines of text, all hand-painted in bright colors with liquid gold.BINDING: modern (18th- or 19th century) brown leather with simple blind-tooled borders.ILLUSTRATION: The most striking feature of this hand-illuminated printed Book of Hours is its remarkably small size; includes 15 almost full-page metalcuts, very carefully and thoroughly over-painted likely by an artist working for Germain Hardouyn, who specialized in illuminated imprints. Backgrounds tend to be delineated without much detail; figures are rounded and rather plump; palette features blue, mauve, red, and green, with frequent use of liquid gold for highlights. PROVENANCE: printed in Paris by Germain Hardouyn, with an almanac for the years 1534-1546, suggesting a date of printing c. 1534; this is a very rare imprint, not listed in Bohatta, 1924, Brunet, 1860-1865, Lacombe, 1907, Moreau-Renouard, 1972-2004, or in USTC or BP16, suggesting that it is almost certainly the only surviving example; inside front cover, traces of bookplate(?), now thoroughly removed. CONDITION: stains, blue background of some initials smudged, sig. A8, loose, binding worn along the joints, with the joint on the upper cover beginning to split, but in good condition. Full description and images available. (TM 1189)

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book dealer
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
TM 1189
Title
Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Paris, Germain Hardouyn, c. 1534 (almanac for 1534-1546)
Keywords
Book of Hours, books of hours, printed book of hours, tiny book of hours, illuminated imprint, printed book on parchment, Germain Hardouyn, Hardouyn workshop, prayer book, metalcuts, unicum, unique printed book of hours, engraving, miniature book
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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a... [more]
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