Level of decoration varies, but most leaves with at least some rubrication and decorative penwork initials, the Book of Hours leaves more elaborate, with at least one burnished gold and one painted gold initial. Condition varies, but generally quite clean and completely legible, though some with general toning, light staining, and/or the occasional smudge or other blemish; one leaf in each packet recovered from a binding, and therefore this leaf with more considerable damage illustrating its use as a recyclable.
Each packet contains 10 hand-picked manuscript leaves on vellum, chosen to represent a range of styles, time periods, purposes, and uses. Prepared with an academic audience in mind, these packets are advantageously priced and present an excellent opportunity for libraries, teachers, and students to develop or expand their teaching or personal collections. The following is a sample inventory of what one may expect to find in each packet: 1) A large format leaf; 2) A leaf or fragment of a leaf with musical notation; 3) A leaf recovered from a binding; 4) A 13th century Bible leaf; 5) A Breviary leaf; 6) A leaf with painted gold initials and/or decoration 7) A leaf with burnished gold initials and/or decoration; 8) A calendar leaf from a Book of Hours or Breviary; 9) A vernacular Book of Hours leaf; 10) A miniature-size leaf. A limited number of these packets are available; contents will vary between packets. (ST12778-0743)
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PJP Catalog: RBMS17.005