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Auction 88, Lot 399

"Illuminated leaf",

Subject: Early printing

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn

Color: Hand Color

3.7 x 6.2 inches
9.4 x 15.7 cm
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Scarce vellum leaf printed in Gothic textura type with illuminated capitals in red, blue and gold on both sides. The text is surrounded by elaborate scenes, in full original color, which are iron engravings. Printed vellum Book of Hours leaves are very scarce, as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 10/2/1999