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« An outstandingly executed Missal » (Brunet).

Magnificent illuminated « Missale Romanum » by Yolande Bonhomme printed in September 1550, bound in limp morocco with arms and initials of Claude, bastard son of Claude de Guise, who was Abbot of Cluny at the end of the 16th century.







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MISSALE ROMANUM. Ex officina Chalcographica matrone Yolande Bonhomme, viri Thielman Kerver, Parisiis, anno Millesimo quingetesimo qnquagesimo, Septebris.

Paris, Yolande Bonhomme, 13 septembre 1550.

Folio [339 x 225 mm] of 6 ll. for the calendar (title and one bl. leaf missing), (122) ll. including 2 large full-page engravings, ll. 115 to 122 are printed on vellum skin; 126 ll., the back of the last leaf bears the printer’s mark.
Full limp light brown morocco, covers decorated in the center with the golden arms of Claude, bastard son of Claude de Guise and with a semé of armorial pieces and initials of the latter, restored spine with original spine preserved decorated with the same arms and initials, gilt edges. s. Armorial binding from the end of the 16th century.

“An outstandingly executed missal” (Brunet, V, 1615).

“The press of Thielman Kerver and the ones of his widow (Yolande Bonhomme) and of his two sons produced a large number of liturgical books in different sizes and above all outstandingly executed missals” (Brunet).

Magnificent copy, the 8 leaves of the canon – quire Q – being printed on vellum skin with two full-page illuminations superbly illuminated at the time on engraved lines.

Thielman Kerver began to print books of hours in 1497. He died in 1522. His widow succeeded him at the end of this same year. She kept publishing until september 1552 and even until 1556, liturgical books in all formats.

Yolande Bonhomme publishes more than 200 titles between 1523 and 1557.
The progressive transition from book of hours to breviaries and missals is a reflection of the general change in the public’s taste and interests.
The long and florishing career of Yolande Bonhomme illustrates the independence of widows in the parisian book business from the 16th century.

Magnificent “Missale Romanum” of Yolande Bonhomme printed in September 1550, in red and black, ruled, decorated with countless initial letters painted in red, decorated capitals, woodcuts in different dimensions, the 8 leaves of the canon (quire Q) printed on vellum skin with two full-page illuminations – crucifixion and blessing Pope – both bearing in the lower part the arms of Claude de Lorraine, Abbot of Cluny at the end of the 16th century, very rare and precious provenance for this missal of Cluny.

The Missale Romanum is preserved in its binding from the second half of the 16th century in limp morocco –very rare – entirely decorated with the arms and armorial pieces of Claude de Lorraine.





[MISSAL OF CLUNY]. MISSALE ROMANUM. rare books first edition precious books
 MISSAL OF CLUNY MISSALE ROMANUM rare books first edition precious books



   MISSAL OF CLUNY MISSALE ROMANUM rare books first edition precious books



   MISSAL OF CLUNY MISSALE ROMANUM rare books first edition precious books



 

Magnificent illuminated « Missale Romanum » by Yolande Bonhomme printed in September 1550, bound in limp morocco with arms and initials of Claude, bastard son of Claude de Guise, who was Abbot of Cluny at the end of the 16th century.


Price : € 36,000

MISSALE ROMANUM. Ex officina Chalcographica matrone Yolande Bonhomme, viri Thielman Kerver, Parisiis, anno Millesimo quingetesimo qnquagesimo, Septebris.

Paris, Yolande Bonhomme, 13 septembre 1550.

Folio [339 x 225 mm] of 6 ll. for the calendar (title and one bl. leaf missing), (122) ll. including 2 large full-page engravings, ll. 115 to 122 are printed on vellum skin; 126 ll., the back of the last leaf bears the printer’s mark.
Full limp light brown morocco, covers decorated in the center with the golden arms of Claude, bastard son of Claude de Guise and with a semé of armorial pieces and initials of the latter, restored spine with original spine preserved decorated with the same arms and initials, gilt edges. s. Armorial binding from the end of the 16th century.

“An outstandingly executed missal” (Brunet, V, 1615).

“The press of Thielman Kerver and the ones of his widow (Yolande Bonhomme) and of his two sons produced a large number of liturgical books in different sizes and above all outstandingly executed missals” (Brunet).

Magnificent copy, the 8 leaves of the canon – quire Q – being printed on vellum skin with two full-page illuminations superbly illuminated at the time on engraved lines.

Thielman Kerver began to print books of hours in 1497. He died in 1522. His widow succeeded him at the end of this same year. She kept publishing until september 1552 and even until 1556, liturgical books in all formats.

Yolande Bonhomme publishes more than 200 titles between 1523 and 1557.The progressive transition from book of hours to breviaries and missals is a reflection of the general change in the public’s taste and interests.The long and florishing career of Yolande Bonhomme illustrates the independence of widows in the parisian book business from the 16th century.

Magnificent “Missale Romanum” of Yolande Bonhomme printed in September 1550, in red and black, ruled, decorated with countless initial letters painted in red, decorated capitals, woodcuts in different dimensions, the 8 leaves of the canon (quire Q) printed on vellum skin with two full-page illuminations – crucifixion and blessing Pope – both bearing in the lower part the arms of Claude de Lorraine, Abbot of Cluny at the end of the 16th century, very rare and precious provenance for this missal of Cluny.

The Missale Romanum is preserved in its binding from the second half of the 16th century in limp morocco –very rare – entirely decorated with the arms and armorial pieces of Claude de Lorraine.