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    Group of Three Early Printed Leaves and One Illuminated Manuscript Leaf

    [Illuminated Manuscript]. Single illuminated manuscript leaf, in Latin and on vellum, with 22 small illuminated initials heightened in gold. Text in red and black. Leaf measures approximately 6 x 3.5 inches.

    William Shakespeare.
    A leaf from the first collected edition of Shakespeare, commonly known as the "First Folio" and printed in 1623. Includes pages 225 and 226 from "The Taming of the Shrew". Small chip and tear at the top margin, else a very nice example.

    [Bible in German].
    Anton Koberger [printer]. An excellent rubricated leaf from the ninth edition of the Bible in German, printed in Nuremberg by Koberger in 1483. Leaf XLIII with four rubricated initials. Light soiling and foxing, reinforced on the rear at the top and bottom. A very attractive and beautifully printed incunable leaf.

    [Bible in English].
    Another printed English bible leaf in 59 lines, and with one woodcut initial. Includes Exodus chapter VIII (partial).


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