(England and elsewhere, 13th century and perhaps before). Various sizes, ranging from 125 x 88 mm. to 143 x 114 mm. In a range of proto-gothic or gothic hands.
One leaf attractively matted. One-line initials in colors and burnished gold, one early leaf with crude partial border in blue, pink, and (rather rubbed) gold, four of the leaves with one or more multi-line decorated initial in colors and burnished gold, three of these extending into borders. One leaf a bit darkened and apparently singed around the edges, with loss of one corner and erasure of a portion of seven lines of text; other leaves with trivial soiling or stains, some minor rubbing to gold or paint, otherwise in very good condition, generally clean and smooth, with adequate borders.
These are all appealing early leaves (even the singed one, with its mysterious aura), featuring especially pleasing scribal hands and thickly applied gold. One of these leaves comes from the collection of Otto Ege, being #12 in his "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts" (see Gwara, "Otto Ege's Manuscripts," p. 120, no. 12). (ST12778-0676a)
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PJP Catalog: 70.008