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CHARMING ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY
FROM A COLLECTARIUM IN LATIN MADE FOR A FEMALE RELIGIOUS
France[?]: , ca. 1450. France[?], ca. 1450. 97 x 61 mm. (3 3/4 x 2 5/8"). Single column, 20 lines in an attractive gothic book hand. Each leaf with two or more one- to two-line initials painted in blue or maroon with delicate white tracery and charming enclosed flowers, all on a field of burnished gold, the left or right margin on one or both sides with a bar border of blue and white, terminating in gold ivy leaves in the upper and lower margins.The bar borders just slightly trimmed by the binder, otherwise in excellent condition, the text well preserved, the vellum unusually clean, the colors quite bright, and the glistening gold without any erosion or loss of brilliance.Taken from an intact manuscript we sold in 2006 that was subsequently dismembered, these lovely leaves have considerable aesthetic appeal and charm as well as notable interest because of their surprising size, distinctive musical and textual content, and peculiar hypothetical provenance. In origin, the collectarium (sometimes called a collectar, collectarius, collectaneum, orationale, or capitulare) was a compilation of the collects, or prayers, said during the various hours of the Divine Office. But over time it came to comprise an ad hoc collection of the prayers and ceremonies not found in other service books that were specific to the uses of a particular house, congregation, or religious order. The presence of music throughout the original book indicates that our leaves were part of a choir book; however, unlike most choir book leaves, which range from very large to enormous in order to allow simultan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]
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