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Auction 93, Lot 448

"[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
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Beautiful and unusual leaf from this Book of Hours by Hordouyn. The vellum sheet is 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, including a scene of the worship of the golden calf. Printed vellum Book of Hours are very scarce as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.


Condition: A+

Minor spots of green color in margin, overall fine.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/6/2000