(England: 14th century). 110 x 77 mm. (4 1/4 x 3"). Single column, 16 lines in an English gothic book hand.
Rubrics in red, paragraph marks in red or blue, each leaf with multiple one-line initials in gilt on pink or blue ground and line-enders with gold bezant on a bar painted pink and/or blue. With later ink foliation in upper corners, some leaves with emendations in a slightly darker ink. Vellum with a little general soiling and toning, gilt noticeably rubbed away in places (exposing white gesso layer), paint occasionally rubbed or smudged, other small, mostly marginal blemishes and stains, but despite these signs of use, the leaves still very charming and with a considerable degree of their original appeal.
From a small Psalter intended for personal contemplation, these leaves feature a pleasing English scribal hand and strong decorative program. In addition to the numerous gilt initials and line enders, these leaves are also appealing as good examples of English paleography, and meant to be attractively priced. For additional leaves with more elaborate decoration and marginalia, please check our website. (ST15198jA)
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PJP Catalog: ABAAvfMay20.001