Single vellum leaf from an unidentified Latin-language printed book of hours.

(Book of Hours). Catholic Church. Prayers & devotions.

Published by ca. 1490?1525, 1490
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The recto of this leaf => printed on vellum contains the end of its Office's excerpt from the Gospel of Matthew and the more striking verso presents its excerpt from Mark's Gospel preceding Matins. The text is printed in French gothic, i.e., batarde font, with one one-line initial on the recto and another on the verso, each illuminated on a field of blue; on the verso is a two-line illuminated initial "I" on a red field, delicately embellished. The verso also offers an => eight-line miniature of St. Mark, with his lion just peeping in from the edge of the frame, hand-colored with blue, red, and greenish-gray and with both figures carefully illuminated. 20 x 13 cm.; 7.75" x 5". [1] f. Removed from a volume; light soiling only. In a Mylar folder. => A good example of the marriage of the printing art, during the early era of the printing press, with the art of the scribe-illuminator. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Single vellum leaf from an unidentified ...
Publisher: ca. 1490?1525
Publication Date: 1490

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