Illuminated Antiphonal Vellum Hymnal Sheets

Lot 48

    

Illuminated Antiphonal Vellum Hymnal Sheets

(4) hand painted, double-sided vellum antiphonal sheets having Latin Rotunda Blackletter script, originating in Italy, all sides except (1) having illuminated initials in blue, red and occasionally yellow pigment rubrication, all full sheets of uniform size and appearing to be non-sequential pages from a single volume
property from:  a Lake Forest, Illinois estate
dimensions:  Height 23 1/4 inches, Width 16 1/2 inches (each)
condition*:  Very Good, one sheet having minor insect damage at center of bottom edge; edge wear and chipped corners; moderate waviness to vellum; ink faded in some areas; light to moderate soil increasing toward bottom edge; overall light wear consistent with normal use
estimate:  $400-600
hammer price:  $250

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* Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to the bidder, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Leonard Auction, Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.