"[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
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.
Surrounding scenes with some stray color and one initial damaged.