[BOOK OF HOURS. ~ A single leaf from a printed Book of Hours, Paris, c. 1500-10].
Single leaf, printed on vellum (185 × 120 mm), 26 lines (both recto and verso) in letter bâtarde, illuminated borders with scrolls and flowers in colours and liquid gold, initials and line fillers in red, blue and gold. Preserved in a modern cloth binding.
An attractive illuminated leaf in gothic type. The text is a portion of the Office of the Dead from a Book of Hours and opens with the prayer or chant: ‘Ne recorderis peccata mea domine. Dum veneris iudicare saeculum per ignem’ (Remember not my sins, oh Lord. When thou shall come to judge the world by fire).
Ex libris James Dearden. Folio Society Collector’s Corner. Catalogue 7 (1962), item 135, illustrated (£3.10).