"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles
Subject: Early Printing
Period: 1526 (published)
Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn
Color: Hand Color
4.4 x 6.9 inches
11.2 x 17.5 cm
Beautiful and unusual leaf from this printed Book of Hours. 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 and each side is further illustrated with a large (seven-line) historiated initial. Printed vellum Book of Hours are very scarce as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.
Minor spots of green color in margin, overall fine.