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[Book of Hours Leaf] Superb vellum leaf from this important transitional period when books began

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[Book of Hours Leaf] Superb vellum leaf from this important transitional period when books began to be printed from movable type, decorated with metal-cut illustrations and combined with hand-painted illuminated initials. It is printed on vellum in black and red with many initials hand painted in red, blue and gold. Both the recto and verso have an ornamental border depicting mythical animals. On the recto there is an image of Veronica with the veil she used to wipe the face of Jesus; on the verso is an image of Mary and Baby Jesus.
Thielman Kerver was a printer in Paris, who worked "in vico sancti Iacobi ad signum Vnicornis & ibidem venales habent" (in Saint Jacob's lane under the sign of the Unicorn where they are also for sale). He began printing Books of Hours in 1497 and continued until his death in 1522. His widow, Iolande Bonhomme, took over the firm, and continued to produce liturgical books until 1556. Kerver's work is much less common than that of his colleagues, Simon Vostre and the Hardouins. Light toning and minor soiling, with a damp stain along the top of the sheet. (B+) 6.3" W x 4.4" H Thielman Kerver 1505
[Book of Hours Leaf] Superb vellum leaf from this important transitional period when books began to be printed from movable type, decorated with metal-cut illustrations and combined with hand-painted illuminated initials. It is printed on vellum in black and red with many initials hand painted in red, blue and gold. Both the recto and verso have an ornamental border depicting mythical animals. On the recto there is an image of Veronica with the veil she used to wipe the face of Jesus; on the verso is an image of Mary and Baby Jesus.
Thielman Kerver was a printer in Paris, who worked "in vico sancti Iacobi ad signum Vnicornis & ibidem venales habent" (in Saint Jacob's lane under the sign of the Unicorn where they are also for sale). He began printing Books of Hours in 1497 and continued until his death in 1522. His widow, Iolande Bonhomme, took over the firm, and continued to produce liturgical books until 1556. Kerver's work is much less common than that of his colleagues, Simon Vostre and the Hardouins. Light toning and minor soiling, with a damp stain along the top of the sheet. (B+) 6.3" W x 4.4" H Thielman Kerver 1505

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