Auction 93, Lot 447

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1526 (published)

Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 7 inches
10.7 x 17.8 cm

Beautiful and unusual vellum leaf. Printed on both sides with Gothic textura type with illuminated capitals in red, blue and gold. The text is surrounded by elaborate scenes which are fully colored, iron engravings. Printed vellum Book of Hours are very scarce as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.


Condition: A

Some green color in margin, which would be covered with matting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2000