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and colours, with the arms of a Cardinal in the lower
margin; from the Beckford library, Hamilton Palace,
old French red morocco extra, gilt edges, £300.

Venetiis, Nic. Jenson, 1478

This, as an artistic monument, is equal to a fine illuminated MS. The borders and figures, and painted ornaments are extremely elegant, and include some work in fine camaieu-rouge. Among the animal-figures, there is one of an elephant. There are MS. additions, evidently made for the Cardinal, on the blank-leaves of the book, to supply certain offices not included in the original impression.

This Breviary on vellum belongs to the most magnificent productions of the Jenson press.

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17348 BREVIARIUM ROMANUM pars æstivalis, thick sm. 8vo. in
the original dark red morocco, entirely covered, back and sides,
with an exquisite pattern in gold, combining the geometrical inter-
lacements, the fanfare ornaments, the palm leaves and wreaths of
foliage, a very beautiful specimen of Clovis Eve's work in marvel-
lously fine preservation, £20.
Antverpia, Plantin. 1612

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17349 TEUTSCH ROEMISCH BREUIER vast nutzlich vnd trostlich.
Nämlich den klosterfrawen
auch der priesterschaft
weltlich und ordenszleut. Mit aine 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 not 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.

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17350 PSALTERIUM cum precibus canticisque variis et symbolo, sm. 4to. fine large copy (with rough leaves), painted borders and capitals, the initial letters illuminated in gold and colours; olive morocco extra, gilt edges, EXCESSIVELY RARE, £25.

Impressum per Fridericum Crewsner de Nurenberga, s. a. Printed about 1473 in large gothic missal type, with 19 lines to a full page. It begins "Beatus uir" without any heading or title-page.

17351 PSALTERIUM DAVIDIS CUM HYMNIS VARIIS (cviii), thick small 4to.

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, &c. 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 numerous 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

Romæ, 1665

17353 MODULI Passionis Dominicæ in maiori hebdomada, folio, 10 staves of Music on every page, bds. 12s Florentiæ, 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, 30s Venetiis, L. A. d Giūta, 1513 See also Ceremonialia and Hymnals.

e. Offices and Horæ.

17355 OFFICE OF THE HOLY WEEK according to the Missall and Roman Breviary translated out of French... enricht with many figures, Latin and English, sm. 8vo. 7 plates by Hollar, calf, £3. 16s

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 BEATE VIRGINIS MARIA 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'ŒUVRE 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 edges, with geometrical interlaced patterns in gold on sides and back, with wreaths of foliage in the spaces and several fine roulette ornaments, £20. Venetiis (1619)

17358 OFFICIUM BEATE VIRGINIS MARIE secundum Usum Romanæ Ecclesiæ, cum Calendario, 12mo.

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, with 11 beautiful Miniatures within ELEGANT BORDERS and numerous CAPITAL LETTERS, all FINELY PAINTED in gold and colours by a French artist, olive morocco, dentelle borders, silk linings, gilt edges, by Derome, £60.

Written probably at Auxerre or Bourges, about A.D. 1500

A very elegant specimen of late French work, equally attractive in the delicacy of its miniatures, the florid brightness of its borders, the elegance of its calligraphy, and the tasteful character of the binding.



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.

17359 OFFICIUM B. MARIE VIRGINIS, Svo. every page printed within woodcut borders, several large woodcuts by Pieter van den Brock and A. van Londerseel, in a sixteenth century binding, rebacked, with stamped centrepieces of the Annunciation on one side and of I.H.S. on the other, the sides covered with a geometrical pattern in Grolier's style, with silvered compartments, £10. Antverp. 1573

17360 HORA BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS, cum Calendario, sm. 4to. Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, written on 198 leaves (65 by 5 inches), and ornamented in a very unusual style, the Calendar with 24 curious pen-and-ink sketches and the services with 12 Miniatures in Grisaille, heightened in gold and colours, every page resplendent with gold ivy-leaf borders, capitals and terminals richly illuminated in gold and colours, russia, gilt edges, £75. About A.D. 1420

17361 LIVRE D'HEURES, or Prayer Book of SIR JOHN TALBOT, FIRST EARL OF SHREWSBURY, narrow folio, illuminated MS. on vellum, with Miniatures; containing several pieces of English poetry in Talbot's own handwriting, £1000. (1425-33) Probably a present from the Regent Duke of Bedford to Talbot, on the marriage of the latter with the sister of their common friend Lord Warwick.

17361*HORE SANCTE CRUCIS ET BEATE MARIE VIRGINIS secundum usum Romane ecclesie (CUM CALENDARIO), 4to. Illuminated Manuscript, on 175 leaves of vellum, with 23 large Miniatures of the Life and Passion of Our Saviour, and of the Lives of the Saints, with rich floral and arabesque borders to every page of the book, many of them containing also figures of birds, insects, and hybrids; bound in silk, with silver clasps, £100. About A.D. 1480

This MS. was formerly in the possession of M. Caumartin, Conseiller d'Etat (about 1680), and was purchased at Ayliffe's Sale in 1769 by J. Bow!c, editor of Don Quixote. See note on the fly-leaf.

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 rex, however, 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 Don Manoel, 12mo. MS. on vellum, with beautiful Miniatures by GERAERT OF BRUGES, £750. About 1500

17363 CES PRESĒTES HEURES a lusage de Rōme furēt acheuees le siziesme iour doctobre. Lan Mil. CCCC. iiii. xx. et xv. Pour Simo vostre. . . . 8vo. 74 leaves (signatures a-h in eights and i in ten leaves) with 19 larger woodcuts, and hundreds of smaller woodcuts in the borders, very fine and large UNCOLOURED copy in the original stamped binding, £60. Paris, Ph. Pigouchet, 1495 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 elegant woodcut borders of sacred and grotesque subjects (including DANCE OF DEATH, Dance of Peasants, Rural Sports, Nondescripts, &c.), ornamented with large and small wood engravings (UNCOLOURED), having the capital letters illuminated in gold and colours; beautifully bound in brown morocco, super extru, richly ornamented with gold tooling and a mosaic design of variegated leathers, in the Grolier style, lined with red morocco, gilt gaufré edges, HardyMenmil Linder, Marius-Michel gilder, in morocco case, £150. Paris, pour Symon Vostre, 1498

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17365 HORE BEATE MARIE VGINIS secundu usu 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 secudum vsum Romanu . . . cũ illius miraculis & figuris apocalipsis et biblianis vna cũ triūphis cesaris, roy. 8vo. 102 leaves (A-O in eights, except F, G, fours, and O 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 rubrications, numerous delicate woodcut illustrations, and every page enclosed within an elegant woodcut border of fruits, flowers, birds, insects, and other figures (the work of GEOFFROY TORY), in an Italian red morocco binding of the sixteenth century, decorated with gold tooling in the Venetian style, and bearing on the sides the medallion of the Canevari library, Apollo driving his horses over the waves to the rock where Pegasus awaits him, and the inscription, oplos kai ορθῶς καὶ μn λocios; in a blue morocco case, £150. Parisiis, Oliv. Mallard, sub signo vasis effracti, 1542 "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 egrotu atqz defunctum fieri oporteat, continentur Additi sunt etiam Exorcismi

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