(France, ca. 1440). 162 x 121 mm. (6 3/8 x 4 3/4"). Single column, 14 lines of text in a very good gothic book hand.

Rubrics in red, the leaves with varying numbers of line fillers and one- and two-line initials in burnished gold, blue, and magenta highlighted with white tracery, and WITH LOVELY RINCEAU BORDERS ON BOTH SIDES, these composed of delicately twining hairline stems bearing red and blue blossoms and green leaves and buds, and CONTAINING A PROFUSION OF BURNISHED GOLD BERRIES AND IVY LEAVES. A couple of leaves with (contemporary?) repairs to uneven edges (far from text or decoration), three others with minor marginal spots or smudges, otherwise in excellent condition, with comfortable margins.

Not from a top-level manuscript, but all very pretty and well done (and reasonably priced for so much decoration).
(ST12778-0662a-h)

200 each

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EIGHT ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY WITH RINCEAU PANEL BORDERS FROM A. BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.