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Auction 153, Lot 754

"[Lot of 4 - Music]", Luc Antonio Giunta

Subject: Music

Period: 1520 (circa)

Publication: Pontificale Secundum Ritus Sacrosancte Romanae Ecclesie

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 13.8 inches
24.4 x 35.1 cm

This lot of four leaves is from a liturgical book that contained the rites for the performance of Episcopal functions. Printed in red and black ink, in two columns, the leaves contain music, text and seven hand-colored woodblock illustrations, illuminated in gold. This is a great example of early printing during the 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

Clean and bright with very minor soiling in blank margins and a couple of small worm holes.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/20/2015