Devotional Works


The printed book became an integral part of personal faith in the period of the Renaissance and Reformation in France. Although the Gordon Collection does not include sixteenth-century editions of the Bible itself, it does present an array of books intended for devotional use by individuals: early printed books of hours, illustrated Biblical stories in emblematic format, penitential psalms in the Protestant tradition, and books of hours and devotional texts that reflect Catholic Counter-Reformation theology at the close of the sixteenth-century.

Printed Hours (Sixteenth-Century)

Other Early Devotional Works

Bibles figurées

Penitential Psalms

Louis Richeome, Tableaux sacrez des figures mystiques du tres-auguste sacrifice et sacrement de l'Eucharistie (1601)