Paris: Philippe Pigouchet, 1500.
Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #046291
Early (ca. early 17th c.) full red calf elaborately gilt, modest wear at hinges, a few surface marks and scuffs but a lovely binding. 4 old bookplates on endpapers (Syston Park, Howard Pease, John William Pease) old pencil note on endpaper. 1 leaf with long vertical cut in the outer margin, 1 leaf with mended tear. Last leaf cut in lower part and filled out with paper. Some foxing, spotting, and discoloration, mostly to the few few and last few leaves, generally quite clean. Trimmed a little close in the top margin, touching the border. Added section of final leaf says “printed in Paris by Philippe Pigouchet. Quaritch notes”. In a custom clamshell box.
116 leaves (incomplete, lacking title, anatomical man and 6 calendar leaves), signed Aa1-8Bb1-10a1-7(lacks one leaf) g1-4b1-8c1-8d1-8e1-8f1-8h1-8i1-8k1-4A1-8B1-8C1-3(lacks C4-8)D1-8.
A fine and largely complete example of a printed book of hours on vellum with 17 nearly full page cuts and 27 smaller cuts from the life of Christ and page borders featuring figures and mythical creatures; each page with a decorative border, letters with color added throughout, in blue, red and gold. Pigouchet produced around 150 printed books of hours, creating techniques along the way to bring them to life in the manner of the manuscript versions so revered by the aristocracy. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Incunabula. Inventory No: 046291.