29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper
  Lot 31

Illuminated Book of Hours on vellum, Paris, Gilles Hardouin, [calendar: 1510-1530]

Book of Hours, use of Rome.

Officium Beate Virginis Secundum Usum Romanum, 96 leaves printed on vellum in red & black, lacking 12 leaves (AI, Bl, Cl, H4-5, K2-8), 10 full-page cuts, 26 smaller cuts and initials all fully illuminated, wide historiated borders with biblical scenes, first leaf present browned, slight staining in margins, modern morocco, with blind stamp cross to upper cover, a.e.g., [Bohatta 915], 8vo, Gilles Hardouin, Paris, [calendar: 1510-1530], sold not subject to return

*** The 10 full page woodcut depict the following scenes: Christ receiving Judas’ kiss; allegory of the Church; Justice and mercy, the Holy Trinity; the Revelation of the Shepherd; the birth; the three Kings with child Jesus; the Baptist of Christ; the flight into Egypt; Death of Mary; Mary Annunciation. 26 in text illustrations.

Provenance: Sotheby's 1995

Sold for £5,750

Includes Buyer's Premium


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