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Auction: Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
was auctioned on: 3 December 2019
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Leaf from a fine Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Low Countries or Rhineland, c. 1300]

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Estimate: £400 - £600
ca. US$514 - US$772
Price realised:  n. a.
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Leaf from a fine Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Low Countries or Rhineland, c. 1300] single leaf, with double column of 48 lines in an angular and professional early gothic bookhand (written space: 254 by 165mm.; containing end of Zacharias, and opening of Malachi; compare script to that in a Cologne Bible from the end of the thirteenth century: Glaube und Wissen im Mittelalter, 1998, no. 26), capitals in elongated penstrokes, red rubrics, running titles at head of page in alternate red and blue capitals ( MALAC and RIAS ), one large initial O (opening Onus verbi domini ad … , Malachi 1:1) in blue with delicate red and blue penwork foliage (compare ibid., pl. 178), and a line of alternate red and blue capitals opening text, one natural flaw in parchment resulting in small hole in upper corner of margin, slight discolouration to edges from earlier mount, else in fresh and crisp condition, 322 by 205mm.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
Date of the auction: 3 Dec 2019
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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