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Auction 125, Lot 908

"[Lot of 6 - Music]", Luc Antonio Giunta

Subject: Music

Period: 1520 (published)

Publication: Pontificale secundum ritus sacropsancte Romanae ecclesie

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 13.8 inches
24.1 x 35.1 cm
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This lot of six leaves are from a liturgical book that contained the rites for the performance of Episcopal functions. Printed in red and black ink, in two columns. These leaves contain music and are decorated with three hand colored woodblock illustrations. This is a great example of early printing during this period of transition between manuscript and printing. 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+

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008