Auction 93, Lot 443

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Vostre, Simon

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1500 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7.5 inches
11.4 x 19.1 cm

A finely printed vellum leaf, reflecting the style of the manuscripts these works replaced. The lines that were needed by the scribes were also drawn for the printer and just like the scribe, the printer did not print on the line, but a bit above it. The leaf is illustrated with delicate iron engravings surrounding the text, which include Jesus driving out the merchants from the Temple, Jesus baptized by John the Baptist, and Satan tempting Jesus with all the kingdoms of the world. Each side included two illuminated capitals.


Condition: A

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2000