Simon Vostre
January 3, 2008 4:59 PM   Subscribe

The late-fifteenth/early-sixteenth century French publisher Simon Vostre was renowned for his Books of Hours.

Adoration of the Magi and Dives and Lazarus (first two images) (Bridgeman Art Library)
Annunciation to the Shepherds (Lambeth Palace Library)
Book of Hours (Bryn Mawr)
Book of Hours (Einar Hansen Library)
Book of Hours (Wake Forest)
Book of Hours (Grolier Club)
Book of Hours (scroll down) (Charlie Jensen)
Book of Hours (University of Manitoba)
Book of Hours (BYU Idaho)
Book of Hours (Dance of Death) (Medieval Macabre)
Book of Hours for the Use of Rome (scroll down) (British Library)
Delphic Sibyl (ArtBase)
Flight into Egypt and Adoration of the Trinity (scroll down) (Bridgeman Art Library)
Hore Marie virginis scd[u]m vsum Saru[m]... (Bryn Mawr)
Les lunettes des Princes
Nativity (Princeton)
Planetary Man (Morgan Library)
Vostre's printer's device
The device in color
posted by thomas j wise (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Hey, nevermind your dogfights and cockfights, that's small change. Those late-fifteenth century English had the dragon fight action going!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:09 PM on January 3, 2008

And by the way, thomas j wise, thanks for this great post. I loves me some Dance of Death. Dance, little sister, dance!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:16 PM on January 3, 2008

Holy crap, what a feast. Thankee kindly, Mistress Thomas.
posted by languagehat at 5:46 PM on January 3, 2008

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to collect all these. Gorgeous works indeed.
posted by peacay at 1:13 AM on January 4, 2008

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