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Manuscript leaf on vellum.

Catholic Church. Book of Hours. Manuscript. Latin. Psalms.

Published by [ca. 1465], [Paris], 1465
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These lines from Psalm 2, line 4, through Psalm 3, line 5, were copied in a fine gothic hand and decorated by a skilled illuminator with => one two-line initial "D" in blue and 14 single-line initials in alternating blue and gold, with delicate pen infills in red and black flourishing into the spacious margins. This leaf was once part of a Book of Hours: a prayer book with eight sections corresponding to different times of day, always containing the Hours of the Virgin, as well as a calendar and selection of psalms, but more or less personalized depending on each owner's taste and social class. Illuminated Books of Hours like this signaled the owner's status and "values" at the same time ? the more sophisticated the decoration, the more money spent ? therefore, the more devout the scribe's patron! 16mo (122 x 89 mm; 4.8 x 3.5"). [1] f. Soft, white vellum, red edges, lightly soiled; tiny nicks (as usual) on one edge of the leaf where it was sometime detached from previous sewing, preserving margin except for one lower corner where a bit of vellum was cut away or naturally lacking. => Very charming. Bookseller Inventory # 30810

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Title: Manuscript leaf on vellum.

Publisher: [ca. 1465], [Paris]

Publication Date: 1465

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