Auction 117, Lot 867

"[Book of Hours leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn

Color: Hand Color

3.8 x 6.2 inches
9.7 x 15.7 cm

Scarce vellum leaf printed in Gothic textura type with illuminated capitals and an iron-engraved border. This is from the Book of Revelations, with decorations including the Seven-Headed Beast of the Apocalypse and the Archangel Michael. Printed vellum Book of Hours leaves are very scarce, as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.


Condition: A

Very good with old hand coloring, some of which was splashed on the margin.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2006