(England[?], mid-13th century). 118 x 80 mm. (4 3/4 x 3 1/8"). Single column, 20 lines in a very neat early gothic book hand.
One-line initials in burnished gold on a blue and pink ground beginning each verse, each leaf with a three- or four-line initial in burnished gold on a blue and pink ground with white tracery, the gold extensions flanked by blue and pink, these running the length of the text on two leaves. Leaves slightly soiled and a shade less than bright, other very minor defects, but excellent specimens in appealing condition, with attractive script and thick, bold decoration.
400 each for a leaf with a large initial, $200 for the other leaf
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PJP Catalog: 70.115