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<i>The Printer's Skill</i>. Click to enlarge.

The Printer's Skill. This early printed Book of Hours closely resembles its manuscript forebears. Note the hand painted initials, the traditional painted line-fillers, and the redundant ruling lines drawn in red to imitate the scribal art. The page depicts the Suffrages of St. Margaret and St. Barbara, patron saints of pregnant women and hazardous occupations, respectively. HRC BX 2080 A2 1505. Printed by Gillet Hardouyn, Paris, ca.1510. Latin and French. Leaf size 7.2 x 5.2 in.


Penitential Psalms. Click to enlarge.

Penitential Psalms. Uriah the Hittite receives a letter from King David. Secret orders in the letter direct that Uriah, husband of Bathsheba, be sent to the “forefront of the hottest battle... that he may be smitten and die.” Overpainted woodcut depicts a scene from 2 Samuel, Chapter 11. HRC BX 2080 A2 1505, fol. F6r. Printed by Gillet Hardouyn, Paris, ca.1510. Latin and French. Leaf size 7.2 x 5.2 in.

Penitential Psalms. Click to enlarge.

Penitential Psalms. Uriah the Hittite dies in battle at the siege of Rabbah. His death completes King David's adulterous plot to take Bathsheba as his own wife. Overpainted woodcut depicts a scene from 2 Samuel, Chapter 11. HRC BX 2080 A2 1505, fol. F5v. Printed by Gillet Hardouyn, Paris, ca.1510. Latin and French. Leaf size 7.2 x 5.2 in.