Vellum manuscript leaf from Book of Hours, Paris. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.
Vellum manuscript leaf from Book of Hours, Paris.

Vellum manuscript leaf from Book of Hours, Paris.

[Paris]. No publisher. Circa 1500s?
Disbound vellum leaf with Latin calligraphy on both sides, text area 4 x 2 3/4 inches on sheet 6 3/4 x 5 inches. Text in red and black, illuminated initials in blue, purple (shade indicates archil/orcein pigment), and gold. Adhesive residue to verso upper edge where leaf was tipped into matting, light marks and spotting to recto particularly in upper margin; overall very good condition. The calligraphy is exquisite and the text heavily decorated with single- and double-line illuminated initials, bar fillers, and a small flower. Item #56804

Price: $245.00