Auction 115, Lot 781

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1510 (circa)

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4.3 x 6.7 inches
10.9 x 17 cm

This fine example of a printed vellum leaf is from the transitional period between manuscript and printing. Printed in Gothic textura type, it has hand illuminated capitals in red, blue and gold on both sides. The text is surrounded by elaborate scenes which are iron engravings. The captions of the pictures are from the history of Susanna from the Apocrypha, Daniel 13. The text is from Psalms 142.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 6/21/2006

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