Title: Breviarium Secundum Veram et Integralem Praeclaris Ecclesiae Parisiensis Consuetudinem, 1544. Volume 1 of 2
Author: Catholic Church
Publisher: Paris, ex officina Yolande Bonhomme
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce mid 16th century of the Breviary According to the True and Integral Custom of the Illustrious Church of Paris, printed by Yolande Bonhomme. The text is printed in a red and black gothic font, with a woodcut printer device to the title. This is the second volume of two.
Yolande was one of several significantly important woman printers in 16th century Paris, and a phenomenally successful one. She was also the first woman to also print an edition of the Bible in 1526. When fellow printer and husband Thielmann Kerver passed away in 1522, she assumed control of the printing shop. Just like Thielmann, Yolande also specialized in illustrated Books of Hours.
This volume bears a beautifully gauffered fore-edge, fully gilt.
USTC records 1 existing copy of this volume in libraries.
One vellum bound volume in octavo, CLXXII+(4) leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with minimal rubbing or wear to the binding. There is scattered foxing and staining throughout. The vellum is splayed.