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Processional (Dominican Use); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin and French with 12 historiated initials and 2 full-page illuminated borders by an artist working in the circle of the Mast of Girard Acarie
1520. THIS LARGE, LAVISHLY ILLUMINATED MUSIC MANUSCRIPT PROCESSIONAL IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE SKILL OF THE ARTISTS WORKING DURING THE LAST FLOWING OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION IN NORTHERN FRANCE. Illuminated manuscript on parchment. France (Rouen), c. 1520-1530; c. 1525-1550; 1674. Dimensions 225 x 158 mm. Written in black in a gothic bookhand on nine long lines with nine lines of music with square notation on four-red line staves on most pages. TWELVE LARGE HISTORIATED INITIALS, that are elaborately shaped and colored in liquid gold, against grounds of red and blue, the biblical scenes in full color and highlighted with liquid gold, TWO FULL-PAGE ILLUMINATED BORDERS, one with Renaissance architectural forms and the other containing the standing figures of saints between flower sprays against a liquid gold ground. BINDING: Sixteenth- or seventeenth-century dark brown leather binding, blind tooled with simple panels back and front with gilt ornaments at the corners, rounded spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt, red leather spine label, "Procession/ avec/ miniature," possibly rebacked or repaired with the spine laid down, marbled pastedowns. TEXT: Processionals include the texts and chants for liturgical processions. Each person within a religious order (friars, monks, or nuns) had his or her own Processional, usually rather small books. This Processional is somewhat larger, and is certainly more grandly illuminated than many surviving examples. Many of the surviving examples, particularly those with illumination, were made for nuns. ILLISTURATIO … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
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