(Italy, late 13th century). 226 x 164 mm. (9 x 6 1/2"). Double column, 31 lines of text in an excellent compact gothic book hand.
Rubrics in red, headings and chapter numbers in red and blue, eight attractive two-line initials with trailing penwork in the contrasting color. One leaf with two small (modern?) repairs, otherwise IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, quite clean and bright with enormous margins.
These very attractive leaves come from a fine manuscript originating at the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Milan. The manuscript was sold at Sotheby’s on 10 December 1980 (lot 78) and afterwards broken up. (ST12778-0172)
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