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Auction 114, Lot 712

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvom

Color: Hand Color

3.7 x 6.2 inches
9.4 x 15.7 cm
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Unusual vellum leaf printed in Gothic textura type with illuminated capitals in red, blue and gold on both sides. The text is surrounded by elaborate scenes which are iron engravings. Printed vellum Book of Hours leaves are very scarce, as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.


Condition: B

Surrounding scenes with some stray color and one initial damaged.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006