(Bohemia (perhaps Prague): ca. 1450). 425 x 318 mm. (16 3/4 x 12 1/2"). Double column, 36 lines in a bold gothic book hand.
Capitals struck in yellow, rubrics in red, six blue or red initials measuring two or more lines in height. A hint of soiling in upper margin, a very light stain running down the right column on the verso (but not obscuring any words and not visible from recto), otherwise in fine condition, the vellum very bright and with wide, clean margins.
This sizeable leaf features a robust and dynamic book hand: with its angular contours and many serifs, the script makes a particularly bold appearance on an otherwise modestly decorated page. The parent manuscript was undoubtedly a large Gospel Lectionary--a liturgical book containing short excerpts from the Gospels to be read throughout the Christian year--and the present leaf contains text from Romans, Mark, Matthew, Jeremiah, and Thessalonians. (ST16379-212)
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PJP Catalog: 81.022