Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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Bifolium from an early noted Breviary , in Latin

Sold for £500

Est: £500–700

Bifolium from an early noted Breviary , in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France (probably northern or central), first half of the thirteenth century]

Bifolium (with outer edge of second leaf cut away removing blank border and some mms of edge of text), predominantly ruled for 12 lines of text in a good gothic bookhand with music in neume-like notes arranged on red, brown and faded yellow clef-lines, text predominantly without music on one leaf written below topline, tall penwork initial with ornamental penstrokes and touched in red, paragraph marks, rubrics and simple initials in red (some with elegant flourishes; these initials oxidised to silver in places), 6 large initials in red or blue with long and trailing penwork in contrasting colours, recovered from a binding and thus discoloured on outside with scrawls indicating reuse on an ‘Erbregister’ of 1594, splits to edges and spots, but overall presentable condition, larger leaf 335 by 248mm.


Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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