"[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
Fine example of a printed vellum leaf from the transitional period between manuscript and printing. 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. The recto contains the traditional miniature scene that complements the prayers in that section.