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BIBLE - A large double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum.

BIBLE -  A large double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum.
A large double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum. - BIBLE
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Title : A large double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum..
Map maker : BIBLE.
Date : Paris, ca. 1440.
Size : 6.1 x 4.3 inches. / 15.5 x 10.9 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A large double-leaf from a French book of hours, on vellum, 16 lines of text in black, in a strong Gothic book hand.
Starting the office of the deceased.
RECTO: The right-hand page shows a 5-line illuminated initial in blue "D"ilexi...., infilled with coloured, stylized flowers and white penwork on a highly burnished ground, the golden stave extending into three margins.
Illuminated four borders consisting of multicoloured flowers, acanthus-leaves and black penwork, strewn with sparkling golden vine leaves.
The left-hand page has one 2-line illuminated initial in burnished gold.
VERSO: The left-hand page shows three illuminated and three blue 1-line initials with contrasting penwork.
A sparkling work of medieval art at its best.!

Condition : The leaves are in very good condition, flat strong vellum.
Original wide margins. The sewing holes of the original binding still intact.
Fine leaves.

ID: 36814

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