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and colours, with the arms of a Cardinal in the lower
Venetiis, Nic. Jenson, 1478
This Breviary on vellum belongs to the most magnificent
productions of the Jenson press.
the original dark red morocco, entirely covered, back and sides,
Antverpiæ, Plantin. 1612 17349 TEUTSCH ROEMISCH BREUIER vast nutzlich vnd trostlich. Nämlich den klosterfrawen
auch der priesterschaft weltlich und ordenszleut Mit ainē Claren directorion, etc. stout sm. 4to. printed in red and black, with many woodcuts, including a set in the Calendar similar in character to those in the Calendars of French Livres d'Heures, old smooth morocco gilt, gilt edges, £10.
Augspurg, Alexander Weyssenhorn, 1535 EXCESSIVELY RARE; as, independently of the damage caused by use, a book like this must have been obnoxious vot only to the Reformers but also to the zealots amongst the Romish priesthood; and consequently have seldom escaped destruction.
The book is curious as containing the first translation of the Breviary into any European vernacular. It may be compared with the English Primers of the same period.
4to. fine large copy (with rough leaves), painted borders and
Impressum per Fridericum Crewsner de Nurenberga, 8. a.
page. It begins “ Beatus uir” without any heading or title-page.
Beautiful Manuscript on Vellum, by an ITALIAN SCRIBE, richly illuminated in gold and colours, the reverse of the first leaf exhibiting the intitulation : Incipit Liber Psalmorum, 8c. in letters of gold on an azure ground, above and beneath which are winged boys supporting escutcheons, surrounded by laurel wreaths,
on which are depicted armorial bearings very similar to those of the MEDICI family (9 Torteaux).
The Psalms commence on the next page in letters of gold, also on an azure ground, beneath a Miniature of David kneeling in a rich landscape, and playing on a psaltery, his gaze fixed on the clouds in which appears the Almighty bearing a cross with Christ crucified. The elegant border of this page is composed of exceedingly rich ITALIAN ARABESQUES of gold and colours, in which the armorial bearings are also repeated. In this border are also exhibited 8 fine Miniatures (the Annunciation, 5 small half-lengths of figures of the Prophets, each holding a scroll with a prophecy concerning Christ: Joseph and Mary kneeling with the infant Jesus, and a very elaborate painting of the Day of Judgment). The margins of these pages in letters of gold are painted green, and ornamented with burning branches in gold and red.
The Psalms are divided into 7 Nocturns, at the commencement of each having an elegant border formed of flowers, birds, infants, and golden studs. The volume is further decorated with innumerable capitals alternately in gold and colour. The nnmerous large initials are also in gold ornamented with burning branches, which no doubt formed the device of the owner.
old French blue morocco, gilt edges, £275. About 1500 Attributed by the late author of the History of Christian Art to Sinibaldo of Perugia, who was painting at Gubbio about 1520.
d. Antiphonals. 17352 DIRECTORIUM CHORI . . . a Ioanne Guidetto olim editum, in hac
postrema editione a Stagmina auctum, 12mo. printed in red and black, every page full of music, 30s
Rome, 1665 17353 MODULI Passionis Dominicæ in maiori hebdomada, folio, 10 staves of Music on every page, bds. 12s
Florentice, 1768 17354 PROCESSIONALE Romanuz cum officio mortuor' & missa p. defunctis
in cantu, sm. 8vo. printed in red and black, with the Music, a
little water-stained, vellum, 308 Venetiis, L. A. d Giūta, 1513 See also Ceremonialia and Hymnals.
e, Offices and Horæ.
Breviary translated out of French ... enricht with many figures,
Paris, 1670 This curious volume fetched £5. 2s 6d at the Townley sale. The words " translated from the French,” only refer to the explicatory notes in small type found at the beginning of each section. The Latin prose and verse of the original are rendered into admirable English,
the metrical portion being of very superior merit. The translator was W. K. B., who dedicated the book to his mother the Lady M. B.
17356 OFFICIUM BEATÆ VIRGINIS MARIÆ secundum consuetudinem
Curiæ Romanæ, 16mo.
Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, beautifully written by a Florentine Scribe, several pages written in gold on crimson and blue ground, illuminated capitals, borders, and 11 superb Miniatures, CHEFS-D'EUVRE of their kind, and evidently done by a master hand, bound in blue velvet, gilt edges, from Sir Thomas Gage's library, £84.
In castro Carpi, per
Sigismundum de Sigismondis de Carpo, 1498 17357 OFFICIUM B. MARIÆ VIRGINIS, 4to. (or sm. folio), beautiful
full-page plates, proofs before letters, olive morocco extra, gilt
Venetiis (1619) 17358 OFFICIUM BEATÆ VIRGINIS MARIÆ secundum Usum Romanæ
Ecclesiæ, cum Calendario, 12mo.
Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, with 11 beautiful
Written probably at Auxerre or Bourges, about A.D. 1500
its calligraphy, and the tasteful character of the binding. 17358*OFFICIUM GLORIOSÆ VIRGINIS MARIÆ secundum Sanctam
Ecclesiam Romanam nuper ex concilio Tridentino reformatum
-Devota Preparatione innanzi al divino uffizio, per la Riforma della Chiesa ; in 1 vol. 12mo. printed in red and black, gothic letter, woodcut initials, etc. in dark green morocco, gilt edges, fine large copy, £3. 10s
Venetiis, Leuncinus, 1571 VERY RARE and curious. The volume begins with a Calendar in Italian, and finishes with 72 pages of prayers in that language, as used by the “ Fratelli di S. Maria dell' Humiltà ;" they commence strangely enough with
the Office of the universal Reform of the Church.
woodcut borders, several large woodcuts by Pieter van den Brock
Antverp. 1573 17360 HORÆ BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS, cum Calendario, sm.
4to. Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, written on 198 leaves
About A.D. 1420
17361 LIVRE D'HEURES, or Prayer Book of Sir JOHN
TALBOT, FIRST EARL OF SHREWSBURY, narrow folio,
common friend Lord Warwick.
Romane ecclesie (cum CALENDARIO), 4to. Illuminated Manu-
About A.D. 1480
The first office in the Proprium Sanctorum, with a Miniature, is that of St. Godeleve, who was venerated in North France and Flanders, which shews the locality from which the MS. originated. The prayer for noster rer, how. ever, and the style of the paintings, indicate rather French Burgundy than Artois or Flanders, and it may be that the volume was written soon after the
seizure of Burgundy by Louis XI, on the fall of Charles the Bold in 1477. 17362 HORÆ. Prayer-book of ISABEL QUEEN OF PORTUGAL, daughter of
Isabel la Catolica of Castile, and wife of the Portuguese King
About 1500 17363 CES PRESĒTES HEURES a lusage de Rome furēt acheuees le
siziesme iour doctobre. Lan Mil. CCCC. jiii. xx. et xv. Pour
Very rare; only one other copy, being recorded, which was imperfect. 17364 HEURES A LUSAIGE DE ROME avec Calendrier et
Almanach (1488-1508), PRINTED ON VELLUM, within
Paris, pour Symon Vostre, 1498
17365 HORE BEATE MARIE VGINIS secundū usū romanum,
roy. 8vo. PRINTED ON VELLUM, 22 large engravings and numerous small ones, with woodcut borders, illuminated in gold and colours, beautiful copy in green morocco extra, gilt edges, by Derome le jeune, £120.
(Paris, Vostre, 1508) 17366 VOSTRE (Simon) Hore christifere virginis marie
secüdum vsum Romanu . cū illius miraculis & figuris apocalipsis et biblianis vna cū
cũ triūphis cesaris, roy. 8vo. 102 leaves (A-O in eights, except F, G, fours, and 0 six leaves), with 14 very large and 12 large woodcuts, and a constant succession of elegant borders containing an immense number of smaller woodcut figures, including the Dance of Death, ALL UNCOLOURED ; a very fine and very large copy bound in old velvet, gilt edges, £200.
Paris (1508) The first year in the Almanac is 1508; from which we conjecture the date. This is a superb copy of the Grandes Heures of Votre, almost uncut and in wonderfully fresh
condition. 17367 HORÆ in laudem beatissimæ virginis Mariæ ad
vsum Romanum, 12mo. printed in Roman letter with
“Livre précieux, dont je ne connais qu'un exemplaire."Bernard, Geoffroy Troy. The single copy known to Bernard, then belonging to M. Aerts of Metz, was apparently the same which has since been sold at the Didot auction, for 3000 francs.
f. Ceremonialia. 17368 BAPTISMALE siue Cathecumenus iuxta ritum s. Romane ecclesie,
in quo etiam officia que apud egrotū atqz defunctum fieri oporteat, continentur
Additi sunt etiam Exorcismi