"[Lot of 2 - Missale Leaves]",
Subject: Early Printing
Period: 1507 (published)
Publication: Missale…Archiepiscopatus Pragensis ecclesiae
Color: Hand Color
8.3 x 12 inches
21.1 x 30.5 cm
These original leaves are from a rare book containing the office of the Catholic Mass printed in Venice. This book was published during the period of transition from manuscript to printing and incorporates the illuminated manuscript tradition with woodcut illustrations within the large initials. There are a total of four illustrations on these two leaves, including a very large (11-line) Madonna and Child with the decoration extending into the margin. The text is printed in red and black ink and the woodcuts were colored by hand.
Some minor stains in the blank margins.