"[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.
A bit of minor discoloration that is not distracting.