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619J Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie B.V.M. Printed on Vellum 47 full-paged cuts coloured.

Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum :pleris[que] Biblie figuris at[que] chorea lethi circu[m]munite, nouis[que] effigiebus adornate, vt in septet[m] Psalmis penitentiali[bus], in vigiliis defunctoru[m], & in horis S[an]cte[m] Crucis, in horis quo[que] S[an]cti Sp[irit]us videre licebit. Exarate [qui]de[m] Parisiis : industria bibliographi Thielmanni Keruer, preclare Vniuersitatis Parisiane librarii iurati in vico Sancti Iacobi ad signum Vnicornis 1519 Price $26,000 The full-page... Continue Reading →

633J A gorgeous little Book of Hours!

 633J. Book of Hours, Use of Rome most likely produced in England mid fifteenth century. Duodecimo, 10.5 x 8.5 cm. . 196 parchment leaves of parchment, including tipped-in illuminations on the verso that are coordinated with facing richly foliated leaves on... Continue Reading →

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633J A gorgeous little Book of Hours!

 633J. Book of Hours, Use of Rome most likely produced in England mid fifteenth century. Duodecimo, 10.5 x 8.5 cm. . 196 parchment leaves of parchment, including tipped-in illuminations on the verso that are coordinated with facing richly foliated leaves on... Continue Reading →

Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie B.V.M. Printed on Vellum with 47 full-paged cuts coloured.

Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum :pleris[que] Biblie figuris at[que] chorea lethi circu[m]munite, nouis[que] effigiebus adornate, vt in septet[m] Psalmis penitentiali[bus], in vigiliis defunctoru[m], & in horis S[an]cte[m] Crucis, in horis quo[que] S[an]cti Sp[irit]us videre licebit. Exarate [qui]de[m] Parisiis : industria bibliographi Thielmanni Keruer, preclare Vniuersitatis Parisiane librarii iurati in vico Sancti Iacobi ad signum Vnicornis 1519 Price $26,000 Exarate [qui]de[m]... Continue Reading →

IN PERSON Boston International Book Fair this week!

Please Visit My Stand #427 200 early books Middle ages, Renaissance, Early modern Fascicule XL 15th and 16th century books https://jamesgray2.me/2022/10/28/15th-and-16th-century-books-for-the-boston-book-fair/ click to follow link Fascicule XLI 17th and 18th Century books https://jamesgray2.me/2022/10/31/seventeenth-and-eighteenth-entry-books-for-the-boston-book-show-november-11-13th-2/ On displayed and offered at the 2022... Continue Reading →

Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie B.V.M. Printed on Vellum 47 full-paged cuts coloured.

Horæ Deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum :pleris[que] Biblie figuris at[que] chorea lethi circu[m]munite, nouis[que] effigiebus adornate, vt in septet[m] Psalmis penitentiali[bus], in vigiliis defunctoru[m], & in horis S[an]cte[m] Crucis, in horis quo[que] S[an]cti Sp[irit]us videre licebit. Exarate [qui]de[m] Parisiis : industria bibliographi Thielmanni Keruer, preclare Vniuersitatis Parisiane librarii iurati in vico Sancti Iacobi ad signum Vnicornis 1519 Price $26,000 Exarate [qui]de[m]... Continue Reading →

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6 Books from the 1470’s

437J Augustine, Aurelius.  De civitate Dei.  Basel: Michael Wenssler [and Bernhard Richel] March 25, 1479.       $18,000 Large Folio. [245] (of 248) leaves.   Signatures: [1-610 7-1010·8 116 12-1510·8 168 17-1810 19-218 2210 238 24-256 2610 278 286 294] First colophon   The first colophon in red print with double coat of arms (fol. [190]r): Textus Sancti Augustini de ciuitate Dei Basilee impressus.... Continue Reading →

6 Books from the 1470’s

#945G Eusebius (c. 260-c. 340) Eusebius Pa[m]phili de eua[n]gelica preparac[i]o[n]e ex greco in latinu[m] translatus Incipit feliciter. [ Cologne, Ulrich Zel, not after 1473]. $19,000 Folio 29 x21 cm. Signatures:  [a]12, [b-o]10, [p]8 The copy at the Vienna Schottenstift has... Continue Reading →

Saint Jerome & the medieval phenomenon of ‘Pious Fraud’* or Exitus acta probat.

Exitus acta probat.  OVID Heroides, II, 85.    "the outcome justifies the means." This week I have been working on a fifteenth-century manuscript which satisfies most of the qualities of a Pious Fraud .  "Pious fraud is used to describe fraud in religion. A... Continue Reading →

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