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Auction 92, Lot 442

"[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
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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.


Condition: B

There are some tiny holes in the decorative panel and some light discoloration.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/13/2000