A SERIES of MEDIEVAL LEAVES
YOUR SELECTION . . .
(Medieval Manuscript Leaves). A selectioneminently suitable for use in the teaching and practicing of paleography.
INDIVIDUALLY PRICED, BELOW . . .
Some examples are recovered from bindings; some show significant damage while some are pristine andsimply lovely. Most represent scribal work of the 13th to early 16th century and most are from books of devotion.
Gebedenboek (prayerbook, probably a getijdenboek or book of hours, including part of the Magnificat). Netherlands (probably northern). 15th century. One leaf (14 x 10 cm). Textualis hand. One two-line capital and 5 one-line capitals on each page in either red or blue.
This is the only vernacular text in the collection. The translation is by Geert Groote. (390-7)
# 390-7: $850.00
Book of Hours (or prayerbook?). Italy or Spain. 15th century, second half, or possibly early 16th century. One leaf (12 x 8 cm.). Southern textualis (Humanist). Recto has one two-line illuminated initial on a red and blue field with illuminated marginal vinework; verso has one two-line illuminated initial on a red and green field with illuminated marginal vinework. Both pages have some letters or words in red. (390-15)
# 390-15: $450.00
Book of Hours. France or Flanders. Late 15th or early 16th century. Two leaves (16.5 x 12 cm). Textualis hand. First leaf recto has one two-line illuminated capital (actually it is white and blue on a gold field) and three one-line illuminated capitals on fields of red or blue. The second leaf recto has one two-line illuminated capital (actually white and blue on a gold field). (390-5, 390-6)
# 390-5: [SOLD]
# 390-6 [SOLD]
Missal. France or England. 14th century. Three leaves, two of which are a bifolium (13.2 x 8.5 cm). Textualis hand. Double-column format. Written almost entirely in red. Two illuminated two-line initials and one 8-line illuminated initial.
Upper outer corner of the single leaf torn with loss of vellum and some few letters on two lines of each page. One illuminated initial unfortunately has “eaten” through the vellum, which is brittle; one edge is chipped, with a separated portion present that contains a few letters on each of six lines, on each side. (516-1, 516-4)
# 516-1: $1000.00
# 516-4: $400.00
Book of Hours (includes part of the Litany; possibly Flemish for English market, given the litany). France or Flanders. 15th century. Three leaves (18.8 x 13 cm). Textualis hand. As many as 14 one-line illuminated initials to as few as four. One leaf with one two-line illuminated initial. Line-fillers. One page with an illuminated vine in outer margin. (390-4, 390-8, 390-9)
# 390-4: (LEAF @ LEFT): $650.00
# 390-8: [SOLD]
# 390-9: [SOLD]
Book of Hours (includes part of the calendar). Italy; possibly, but not certainly, southern Italy (i.e., calendar lists St. Januarius, Anthony of Padua, and Athanasius, the Neapolitan). Late 15th or early 16th century. Three leaves (16 x 11.1 cm). Southern textualis hand. Ink-flourished initials in violet, red, and blue, with some gilding. Three two-line illuminated initials.
One leaf with a square excised and filled with paper. (6000-2, 3, 4)
# 6000-2: $450.00
# 6000-3: $450.00
# 6000-4: $400.00
Missal (includes part of the masses for Good Friday). England or northern France? 15th century. One leaf (27.8 x 23 cm). Textualis hand. Double-column format. Space left for one initial on each side, unaccomplished.
From a binding, cut down in lower area with loss of text. Large roundish hole in text with loss to seven lines on each page. (516-7)
# 516-7: $550.00
Book of Hours. France (rubricator spells “Psalm” in Middle French, “Psealme”). 15th century. Two leaves (15.7 x 11 cm). Textualis hand. Four or five one-line illuminated initials per page and line-fillers (some unusual). One two-line illuminated initial. (390-17, 18)
# 390-17: $500.00
# 390-18: $500.00
Book of Hours (includes part of the end of a prayer to St. Barbara, and the beginning of one to St. Apollonia). Normandy or Paris. Late 15th or early 16th century. One leaf (15.5 x 11.4 cm). Textualis hand. One two-line illuminated initial on each side and each side with an illuminated vine border. (390-3)
# 390-3: [SOLD]
Book of Hours (includes part of the Office of the Dead). Probably France. Late 15th or early 16th century. One leaf (11.6 x 9 cm). Textualis hand. Six one-line illuminated initials on fields of red on one side; five one-line and one two-line on the other. (390-11)
# 390-11: $275.00
Missal. Region to be determined. 13th or 14th century. Three leaves (32 x 21 cm). Textualis hand.
Recovered from one or more bindings; dark-stained from glue and binding, with illumination and other embellishments virtually obliterated. (516-4, 5, 6)
# 516-4: $550.00
# 516-5: $550.00
# 516-6: $550.00
Richard of St. Victor, De Trinitate, parts of. Region uncertain (German?, Italy?). Possibly 14th century. Fragments of two leaves (glued to measure 23.5 x 15.7 cm). Textualis hand. Some lines in red, some red and blue capitals (some with tails), some marginalia.
A fragment from a binding showing the binding’s construction. One can see where the cords were on the spine, with reinforcement around them, and that the front and rear boards were not oriented the same way (rear cover upside down). (6000-1)
# 6000-1: [SOLD]
Book of Hours (includes part of the Office of the Dead). France? 15th century. Three leaves (10.7 x 8 cm). Hybrida hand. One two-line initial on two of the leaves, with ink flourishes in margins; and up to 5 small initials (red alternating with blue; one-line high) on other pages. (390-12, 390-13, 390-14)
# 390-12: (LEAF @ LEFT): [SOLD]
# 390-13: $250.00
# 390-14: $175.00
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