One publishing trend of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries was the production of printed Books of Hours. Replacing hand-illuminated manuscripts with moveable type, woodcuts, and interchangeable marginal motifs, printers created a mass-produced book available to more readers than ever before. This copy, printed on vellum, is embellished with hand-painted gold initials and other ornamentation in imitation of fine manuscripts.
BRA0841. Heures a l'usaige de Rome tout au long sans riens requerir. Avec les figures de l'apocalipse [et] plusieurs aultres figures. Paris: Gillet Hardouyn, ca. 1515.
Printed book on vellum
“BRA0841,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed February 22, 2024, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1746.