Auction 103, Lot 604

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1520 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours

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Size:
4.2 x 7 inches
10.7 x 17.8 cm

An extraordinary example from the transitional period between manuscript and printed Book of Hours. This fine vellum leaf is printed in gothic book hand type and surrounded by decorative borders made from metal blocks that include a fabulous hunting scene on recto. The illuminated initials and line fillers are particularly well done; painted by a very skillful hand and highlighted with gold leaf.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $230

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Closed on 6/11/2003

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