"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles
Subject: Early Printing
Period: 1510 (circa)
Publication: Book of Hours
4.9 x 7.3 inches
12.4 x 18.5 cm
This is a fine example of early printing on vellum with elaborate hand-painted decorations in gold, red, green, and blue; there are acanthus leaves on one side and strawberries on the other. The printed text is highlighted with numerous capital initials painted in red, blue and gold. The text is from the Book of Psalms.
There are some tiny holes in the decorative panel and some light discoloration.