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The Beatus vir . . . Gorgeously Produced, Beautifully Framed
(A Stunner).  Catholic Church.  Liturgy & Ritual. Psalter.  Manuscript leaf. Northern Italy: ca. 1490. Folio. [1] f. (56 x 42 cm; 22" x 16").
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A Mini Leaf Book
Adomeit, Ruth E.  An original leaf from the Newbery Bible 1780. With an essay. Los Angeles: [colophon: printed by William Cheney for Dawson's Book Shop], 1980. Miniature (49 x 42 mm; 1.875" x 1.625"). 18 pp., [1 (colophon)] f., leaf of 1780 Bible tipped in.
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And as Jesus Passed by, He Sawe a Man Which Was Blind from His Birth
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., “King James”). 1611 (2008).   The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament and the New, newly translated out of the original tongues & with the former translations diligently compared and reuised. Litchfield Park, AZ: Bible Museum, 2008. Folio. Unpaginated.
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The Eliot Indian Bible A Leaf from Daniel/Hosea
Bible.  Algonquian. Eliot. 1663.  Mamusse wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God naneeswe Nukkone Testament kah wonk Wusku Testament. Ne quoshkinnumuk nashpe Wuttinneumoh Christ noh asoowesit John Eliot. Nahohtãoeu ontchetãoe printeuoomuk. Cambridge [Mass.]: Printeuoop nashpe Samuel Green kah Marmaduke Johnson, 1663. 4to (19 cm; 7.5"). [1] f.
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The Printer's Art Enhanced by theILLUMINATOROn Vellum
(Book of Hours).  Catholic Church.  Prayers & devotions.   Single vellum leaf from an unidentified Latin-language printed book of hours. France: ca. 1490–1525. 20 x 13 cm.; 7.75" x 5". [1] f.
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Timeless Hours A Medieval Manuscript Leaf
Catholic Church.  Book of Hours. Manuscript. Latin. Psalms.  Manuscript leaf on vellum. [Paris]: [ca. 1465]. 16mo (122 x 89 mm; 4.8 x 3.5"). [1] f.
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John is expowned the grace of God” — A Woodcut-Graced Relic of
Jacobus, de Voragine.  Legenda aurea [i.e., Golden Legend]. [London : Printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1527]. Folio (28 cm; 11"). [4] ff.
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A Tribute to One of theGreat 19th-Century Bookpeople
With Original Leaves
Kelly, Jerry, comp.  A checklist of books published by William Pickering 1820–1853. Pomona, NY: The Kelly-Winterton Press, 2004. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). x, 56, [3] pp.; 56 plts.
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(Medieval manuscript leaves).  A teaching collection of 46 leaves representing 21 different books. England, France, Netherlands, Italy, etc.: 13th to late 15th century or early 16th centuries.. Folio and smaller.
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PETRARCH's Letters to Friends An AMERBACH Incunable Leaf
Petrarca, Francesco.  Opera latina. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1496. Folio (28.5 x 20 cm; 11.5" x 8"). 1 leaf.
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Printed in Black & RED Woodcut Initials PLANTIN LEAVES
(Plantin Press).   Offered are a small selection of very attractive leaves from a sadly incomplete and imperfectly identified Roman Missal printed at Christopher Plantin's press in Antwerp, circa 1570. All leaves are 8vo, measuring approximately 197 x 142 mm or 7 3/4" x 5 3/8" (h x w), and each page is printed in double-column format, in black ink with some words or lines in red; amount of printing in red varies from page to page.
Each: $30.00

Kelmscott PROOFS fromShelley's Works
Shelley, Percy Bysshe.  Proof pages from the Kelmscott Press edition of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. [Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894–95]. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.25"). [8] ff.
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Leaves from a Large 18th-Century CHOIRBOOK
(A Selection of Leaves from a PRINTED Graduale romanum).  Venice: Balleoniana, 1729. Folio extra (19.25" x 13.625"). 1 f.
  With two large initials (example at left):  $65.00
  With one large initial (example at right):  $45.00

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