Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Illuminated Manuscript Leaf from a
    Medieval Book of Hours

    [Illuminated Manuscript]. Large Illuminated Initial "D" from a Medieval Book of Hours: Matins. France: circa 1450. Double sided single vellum leaf. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Finely illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours. Recto: Seven line initial "D" in blue on a vermilion background decorated in white with a thick liquid gold center decorated with floral design in blue, red, pink, and green. Seventeen lines of text in black and red. Four smaller initials in gold, blue, pink, red, and white. The text is bordered at the right and bottom in a wide border of blue and vermilion with gold squares separating the colors. The leaf is bordered on all sides with floral vines, acanthus leaves, a decorative element. Verso: Seventeen lines of text in black and red with three illuminated initials in gold on blue and red decorated borders. Light edge wear, some old tape marks and remnants at edge from old mounting, very light smudges or soiling in borders, verso with small light holograph pencil book dealer's marks on both lower corners. Very good.
    Formerly in the collection of M.S. Slocum of San Marino, Ca. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    5th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,164

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 17 days left to consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788