Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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53

Leaf from a Missal, Dominican Use , in Latin

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Est: £600–800

Leaf from a Missal, Dominican Use , in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Perugia), parent manuscript dated 1353]

Single leaf, with double column of 26 lines of a round and ornate gothic bookhand in two sizes (written space: 210 by 153mm.), capitals touched in pale yellow, red rubrics, one-line initials in red or blue, 2-line initials in same with contrasting penwork scrolling the height of the border, two large initials in coloured acanthus leaf fronds, enclosing sprigs of blue foliage, and with large gold baubels set within their bodies, all on blue grounds edge with gold, curls of coloured acanthus leaves in border, small spots, else excellent condition, 328 by 299mm.; in Otto Ege’s card mount with his printed description taped to front and his pencil notes

A significant portion of the parent manuscript was acquired by Otto Ege soon after 1935, most probably from Philip Duschnes (who had other leaves in his cat. 31, c . 1936). It had formerly belonged to the collector Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935). It is no. 122 on Ege’s Handlist (see S. Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts , 2013, pp. 158-9 for lists of known leaves as well as catalogue references).

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

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