Hours of our Lady of Rome's use of Rome
In-8° (170 x 100 mm), 184 +  ff, in Gothic script, 23 lines per page, printed in red and black. Printer's mark in wood on the title (unicorn). AMAZING CYCLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS ENGRAVED ON WOOD Decorated with 58 beautiful woods in the text (zodiac man, the 12 months, scenes from the Bible, King David, the three dead and the three living, the Trinity ...). Tear. without loss repaired in f. b1. Also adorned with several small woods, including several signed I.L.B. Almanac for the years 1569-1580. Calendar figures and verses recall the ages of man in cycles of 6 years. Followed by : Proposals, Dicts and Sentences . Paris, Jacques Kerver, 1570. 136] ff, mark of the wooden unicorn on the title and on the last sheet. Decorated with 16 small antlers. Bound in black morocco, gilt border around covers, spine spine blank, gilt and chased edges, blue moiré endpapers.
Ref. Lacombe n°462 , Bohatta I, 1278, Brunet V, 1627. (Lacombe describes an incomplete ex. but mentions the copy of Firmin Didot). Catalogue raisonné de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin Didot, n° 832 Provenance: label of the library of Ambroise Firmin-Didot. 'Charles IX' in ink on the title page. In ink on the front page: "dono dedit R. pater Studendoli, nuntii apostolici apud Regem Christianissimum Theologus Emeritus".
Jacques Kerver, under the sign of the Unicorn
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