(France or Flanders: mid-15th century). 178 x 127 mm. (7 x 5"). Single column, 15-24 lines of text, in three different attractive attractive book hands.

All of the leaves with decorative letters in gilt and colors and all WITH PROMINENT ANIMATED OR WHIMSICAL BORDERS incorporating flowers and other vegetation in several colors of paint and gold (one leaf with a three-quarter border). Minor mounting traces on two of the leaves, a breath of marginal soiling, one leaf with a tiny marginal hole, but IN FINE TO EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the vellum in each case fresh and clean, the paint and gold bright and without erosion.

Each of the leaves is flamboyant in its own way, featuring panel borders of dense gold and brightly painted vegetation or swirling hairline stems punctuated by a multiplicity of ivy leaves.
(ST11456g)