(Italy, 15th century). 355 x 250 mm. (14 x 9 7/8"). Double column, 32 lines in a fine rounded gothic book hand.
Rubrics in red, capitals struck with yellow, numerous two-line initials in red or blue with penwork elaboration in the contrasting color that extends in delicate tendrils to form a border along each column of text, four of the five leaves with such elaboration terminating in a bearded face (and sometimes two different such faces). One leaf with small brown stain at fore edge, otherwise ESPECIALLY FINE LEAVES--clean, smooth, and bright with vast margins and charming decoration.
275 for the leaf without a face, $350 for each of the others
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