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Auction 115, Lot 782

"[Lot of 8 Leaves]", Luc Antonio Giunta

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1520 (published)

Publication: Pontificale secundum ritus sacrosancte

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 13.5 inches
24.1 x 34.3 cm

Fine lot of leaves from a liturgical book that contains the Latin rites for the performance of Episcopal functions. Printed in red and black ink, in two columns, with four-line music and large initials. Includes numbered pages 216-221, highlighted by a spectacular gold leaf, five-line initial adorned with a lily on page 218. This is a great example of early printing during this period of transition. Patriarch Luc Antonio, called The Coryphaeur, or leader of printers founded the highly regarded printing house of Giunta in 1482. After his death in 1537, the business was carried on by his descendants in Italy, France, and Spain, well into the 17th century.


Condition: A+

All very good on clean, sound laid paper.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 6/21/2006