Auction 137, Lot 880

"[Lot of 3 - Missale Leaves]",

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1507 (published)

Publication: Missale…Archiepiscopatus Pragensis ecclesiae

Color: Hand Color

8 x 12 inches
20.3 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 seven illustrations on these three leaves, including two very large (11-line) engravings with the decoration extending into the margin. The text is printed in red and black ink and the woodcuts were colored by hand.


Condition: A

Some minor soiling in margins, and a few wax spots on one sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011