Auction 101, Lot 541

"Missale Leaf", Anon.

Subject: Incunabula

Period: 1507 (published)

Publication: Missale… Archiefpiscopatus Pragensis Ecclesiae

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8 x 12 inches
20.3 x 30.5 cm

The following lots are printed leaves from Missale…Archiefpiscopatus Pragensis Ecclesiae, published in Venice in 1507. Each is on a 12" x 8" sheet of fine hand-laid paper, printed in red and black ink. They are from a very rare book containing the office of the Catholic Mass and are exceedingly rare examples of fine printing and Gothic woodblock illustrations.

An exceedingly early example of fine printing and Gothic woodblock illustration. Illustrations include Jesus in the wilderness, a scholar and an illustration of the Pope.

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Condition: A+

Crisp and clean on a full sheet with delicate watermark.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/4/2002

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