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Auction 115, Lot 785

"[Book of Hours leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm

Fine example of a printed vellum leaf from the transitional period between manuscript and printing. The recto is printed in Gothic textura type surrounded by elaborate scenes which are iron engravings. The verso contains the traditional miniature scene that complements the prayers in that section. The miniature and illustrations are hand colored and highlighted in gold.


Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $85

Closed on 6/21/2006