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    Manuscript Service Book Leaf. [England: c. 1450-1550]. Single vellum folio leaf. A handsome manuscript leaf from a late medieval service book.

    Single vellum folio (total dimensions unknown but image size is 11 x 8.5 inches; 279 x 216 mm.). Seventeen lines written in black and red ink on recto and verso; text is Latin in a formal gothic hand (textura). Decorated initials, alternately painted in gold with black flourishes and blue with red flourishes (two three-line initials and one two-line on recto; one three-line and one four-line on verso).

    Professionally glazed and double-matted in an appropriate double-sided wooden frame (16.5 x 13.75 inches; 419 x 349 mm.). Pricking along outer edge. Except for some light marginal soiling and subtle cockling, a very good example.

    A handsome manuscript leaf from a late medieval service book, with a fragment from Psalm 67, several Latin prayers, including Pro defuncta nominatim and De omnibus apostolic, and a gospel excerpt from the Acts of the Apostles.


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