Auction 93, Lot 441

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1500 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours


5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.3 cm

Great example of early printing and illuminated manuscript. The vellum leaf is embellished on both sides with a panel of acanthus leaves and flowers in red, blue and green on a background of gold. Included in the text are several illuminated capital and four miniatures of saints; Iacobo, Stephano, Laurentio, and Christoforo.


Condition: B

A bit of minor discoloration that is not distracting.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/6/2000