Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 590

"[Lot of 2 Leaves]", Luc Antonio Giunta

Subject: Incunabula

Period: 1520 (published)

Publication: Pontificale secundum ritus sacrosancte Romanae ecclesie

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 13.7 inches
24.1 x 34.8 cm

Fine pair of leaves from this liturgical book that contains the rites for the performance of Episcopal functions. It is printed in red and black ink, in two columns. One leaf includes a brilliant illuminated capital 'Q' containing a flower in red, green, blue and gold leaf. The other leaf features a woodblock illustration on the recto and a section of four-line music on verso. These are great examples of early printing and the combination of illumination during this period of transition.


Condition: A+

Overall fine, with a wormhole on one leaf.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/12/2002