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Four Medieval Manuscript Leaves on Vellum  

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Four Medieval Manuscript Leaves on Vellum


Various places


15th century


Four Vellum Manuscript Leaves in Latin from various Liturgical Works and Books of Hours. (Italy, France, and possibly Flanders, 15th century). Sizes ranging from 112 x 78 mm to 170 x 125 mm. All single column with various styles of gothic bookhand, one leaf with musical notation. Each leaf with varying levels of decoration and at least one larger painted or gilt initial, one leaf with a five-line initial painted pink and green on a gilt ground and with further marginal embellishment.

These leaves represent a fine selection of writing styles, decoration, and locations, all in desirable condition. They include a leaves from a pocket antiphonal, two books of hours, and a breviary or missal, all of which were made to be small, handheld objects and were clearly meant for personal use.

Donated by Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts, McMinnville, OR.

Lot Amendments

Generally excellent condition with just a touch of soiling, one leaf with slight fading to a few lines of text on one side, large initial a bit rubbed and chipped in a few places, but still quite impressive on the page.

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