Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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16

Leaf from an early Romanesque Missal , in Latin

Sold for £800

Est: £700–900

Leaf from an early Romanesque Missal , in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, twelfth century]

Single leaf, with single column of 23 lines in a good early gothic bookhand, capitals touched in red, red rubrics, initials in red (the larger ones with looping penwork), one large initial in white-vine foliage picked out with red penwork on yellow, green and faint-purple grounds, enclosing a detailed spray of foliage, one lost section of the foot of the leaf replaced with newer parchment and with a single line added to foot of column on reverse in angular fourteenth- or early fifteenth-century hand, repairs to splits in the new section, small hole in one border from natural flaw in parchment, damp stain at head with some discolouration there, else excellent condition, 287 by 210mm.

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London
W1S 1PP

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