Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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55

Leaf from Gregory, Dialogues , and other texts, in Latin

Sold for £400

Est: £400–600

Leaf from Gregory, Dialogues , and other texts, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Flanders, c. 1450]

Single large leaf, with double column of 40 lines of a small but excellent lettre b√Ętarde (written space: 200 by 145mm.), with ornate cadels trailing into upper margin, one-line initials in red, spaces left for rubrics, 2-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork tracery, one catchword at foot, small spots, else excellent condition, 307 by 225mm.; in Otto Ege’s card mount with his printed description taped to front and his pencil notes (darkening to paper on back of mount shows this to have been kept stacked before the Beauvais Missal leaf in lot ??? above, for some decades)

The parent manuscript of this leaf was bought by Otto Ege in 1925. It was no. 41 in his Handlist (see Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts , 2013, pp. 132-33).

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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