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62: Libro d'Ore - Book of Hours

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Horae in laudem Batissimae Virginis Mariae ad usum romanum... Parisiis: apud Thielmanum Kerver, 1556.

2 parti in 1 volume in-12° (mm 156x92). Carte [180]. Segnature A-M, A-C12. Stampato a caratteri rossi e neri. Marca dello stampatore sul frontespizio. Ogni pagina con bordure xilografiche raffiguranti fiori, uccelli, animali, stemmi... Nel testo 18 piccole xilografie after Geoffrey Tory. Bellissima legatura moderna in marocchino con decorazione in oro di stile rinascimentale firmata Lortic. Ex libris Robert Hoe (asta 1912, lotto 1694). Bellissimo esemplare. Lacombe, 447; Bohatta, 1252; Mortimer, 313: «The borders, are reduced free copies of Tory's designs 'ŕ la moderne', first used in this quarto edition of 1527»; Brunet V, 1662; Pollard, Early illustrated book, pagina 196: «for which It is difficult to find a good word until about 1556». In alcune copie č presente un'appendice con segnature A-D12 e testo in francese che «Bernard (p. 219) treats this as a separate work [...] probably it was intended to accompany this 1556 edition but was not issued with all copies [Mortimer]».

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2 parts in 1 volume, 12mo (mm 156x92). Leaves [180]. Signatures A-M, A-C12. Printed in red and black characters. Brand of the printer on the title-page. Every page with xylographic border depicting flowers, birds, animals, and coats of arms. In the text 18 small xylographs after Geoffrey Tory. Beautiful modern morocco binding with Renaissance-style decoration in gold, signed Lortic. Ex libris Robert Hoe (1912 auction, lot 1694).

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