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Auction 102, Lot 577

"[Lot of 2 Leaves]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Incunabula

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 7 inches
10.7 x 17.8 cm

Pair of fine vellum leaves combining the new printing methods with the art of illumination. The text is printed in Gothic textura type surrounded by elaborate scenes produced by the iron engraving method and then hand colored. One leaf includes a miniature depicting Mary with an angel and the Holy Ghost and a hand-illuminated initial. The other leaf includes the initials of Hardouyn in the engraving.


Condition: A

One leaf with a tiny tear in margin.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/5/2003