(Italy, perhaps Siena, ca. 1450). 343 x 248 mm. (13 1/2 x 9 3/4"). Double column, 29 lines, in a large, rounded, regular gothic hand.

Rubrics in red, a few one-line initials painted in blue or red, each leaf with from six to 12 two-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, and EACH LEAF WITH A VERY PRETTY THREE- OR FOUR-LINE INITIAL BRIGHTLY PAINTED IN SEVERAL COLORS AND GOLD. One side of one leaf with text rather faded (but still legible), minor fading in a very few spots elsewhere, a little soil, but wide-margined leaves in generally excellent condition, the large painted initials very well preserved.
(ST10809b)

400 or $550, depending on decoration and condition

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OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY TWO ATTRACTIVE ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, FROM A. MISSAL IN LATIN.

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