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    Medieval Manuscript with historiated initial from a prayer book on vellum. Virgin and Child. Text: "Obsecro te." Belgum?: circa 1420. Krown & Spellman retail: $1200. Single leaf. 88 x 125mm. A Leaf from a Book of Hours of the 15th century. The initial "O" 25 x 20mm. shows the Virgin in a blue robe holding the infant Jesus in a white and red swaddling cloth against a radiating gilt background of red. It is bordered in blue and then in red with white decoration and gilt outer border (rubbed). The leaf has 21 lines of gothic text in brown and red. A full border of gold and blue with outer vines in blue, red and gold. Some of the outer decoration has been cut into at the head and the gold is rubbed.
    The verso has 21 lines of text in brown with red accents. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    March, 2015
    5th-12th Thursday-Thursday
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