Hore in laudem beatissime virginis Marie: secundum consuetudinem ecclesie parisiensis

Horae (Hours)

Illustrated by Geoffroy Tory (French, about 1480–1533), Printer Simon Du Bois (French, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Lacombe 364; Bohatta 330; Murray, French, 279; Mortimer, French, 304


Overall: 22 x 16.2 x 2 cm (8 11/16 x 6 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with thirteen woodcuts and numerous woodcut borders

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Simon Du Bois for Geoffroy Tory, 22 October 1527) Octavo; 140 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco, with inserted medallions of crucifixion on upper cover, annunciation on lower.

Illustrations of scenes from life of the Virgin; naturalistic border designs of birds, insects, and flowers

Paris: Simon Du Bois for Geoffroy Tory, 22 October 1527


William Maskell (plate and signature); Aldenham House, Hertsfordshire (plate); Henry W. Gibbs (inscriptions, incl. "Bought of Boone"); E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, June 3, 1937.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis