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    [Illuminated Manuscript]. Illuminated initial of St. Andrew. [Rhineland: circa 1400-1480]. Historiated initial on calfskin parchment, removed from a large choirbook, illuminated. Approximately 6.75 x 7.125 inches; 170 x 180 mm. Recto features an aged St. Andrew in red and green robes leaning on a saltire, backgrounded by a landscape of forests and rolling hills, inside a large initial U done in blue with fine white line work. Bordered in red and green with large areas of burnished gilding. Verso is a fragment of a neumatic plainchant notated on a standard four-line staff, c clef; ruled in red with Gothic text and musical notation in black; one large blue initial. Some mild rubbing, most noticeable at St. Andrew's robes. Remains of adhesive at edges of verso, where initial appears to have been mounted. About near fine.

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    March, 2019
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