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THILEMAN KERVER - Leaf from a printed Book of Hours.
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Leaf from a printed Book of Hours. - THILEMAN KERVER
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Title : Leaf from a printed Book of Hours..
Map maker : THILEMAN KERVER.
Date : Paris, 1508.
Size : 6.7 x 4.3 inches. / 17.0 x 11.0 cm.
Colouring : original coloured capitals.
Description :On vellum, surrounded by scenes of the Dance of death serial. Life could be very grim, and this serial was very popular. 26 lines of text. One 2-line and many 1-line capitals in gold and colours.
Surrounded by metalcuts, in blocks. At the righthand top a bishop confronted with mortality. The second block shows a FALCONER, WITH A FALCON ON HIS RIGHT ARM, an unusual image. The falcon-hunting was very popular with the nobility in the middele ages, but even he and falconhunters are mortal.
The verso shows the mortality of an abbot and a judge.
many handcoloured initials.
Condition : In very good condition. Ample original margins. Clear printing, the vellum nice and flat.
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