Paris Book of Hours

Paris Book of Hours Facsimile Edition

Paris (France) — Ca. 1510

The stirring events of salvation history captured in evocative frames: a wonderful and touching book of hours printed in the Parisian workshop of Gillet Hardouyn in 1510

  1. Gillet Hardouyn was a bookseller turned printer who was active in Paris between 1491 and 1524

  2. Hardouyn's publishing house specialized in books of hours and printed at least two dozen known editions

  3. Published in 1510, this codex is a splendid testimony to the first generation of French printed books

Paris Book of Hours

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Paris Book of Hours

The Heueres a lusaige de Romme tout au long sans riens requerir is a book of hours printed in the Parisian workshop of Gillet Hardouyn in 1510. Its 92 folios are beautifully adorned by full-page colored woodcuts and the text pages have beautifully historiated woodcut borders and colored initials. All the architectures, including the Tower of David, are designed in a similar fashion and take the form of two-towered buildings with red-brown facades and blue roofs. There is also a marginal depiction of the New Jerusalem that appears on three different pages depicting an angel standing at the gate of the City of God. The so-called Paris Book of Hours has been a prized part of the collections of the Hungarian Academy of Science Library since 1929.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Stundenbuch von Paris
Pariser Stundenbuch
Les presentes heures a lusaige de Romme
Origin
France
Date
Ca. 1510

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#1 Paris Book of Hours

Commentary: 1 volume by Csaba Csapodi
Languages: English, French
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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