Catalog Archive
Auction 88, Lot 400

"Illuminated leaf",

Subject: Early printing

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvom


3.7 x 6.2 inches
9.4 x 15.7 cm

Unusual 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 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: $180 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 10/2/1999