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Medieval Manuscript Leaves, Group Lot.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
383
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Medieval Manuscript Leaves, Group Lot. Including: ten parchment leaves from larger octavo-format Books of Hours in Latin, France, late 15th century, one with an eight-line miniature depicting angels holding a large chalice with the host poised above; six earlier Medieval leaves used as binding waste, mostly folio format, all on parchment, with signs of their former use as pastedowns, etc.; [and] two folio-format parchment leaves, late 15th century, text in two columns, likely a New Testament or other Christian prayerbook, initials in red and blue, text in black and red. (18)
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Latin, France, Book arts, Book design, Book publishing, Folio, Leather goods, Lectionary 226, Manuscript, NLW MS 20143A, Parchment, Publishing, Textual criticism, Textual scholarship

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