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Map maker : BREVIARY..
Date : Besancon 1350.
Size : 5.7 x 4.3 inches. / 14.5 x 11.0 cm.
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Leaf from a manuscript breviary, on vellum. Written in dark brown ink, some words in red ink to mark new chapters, in a very clear gothic bookhand.
RECTO: 31 lines of text, double columns. One large 4-line capital "C"um, in red and blue with penwork extending into the lefthand margin. four 2-line intials in red and blue with penwork.
VERSO: six 2-line capitals in red and blue with contrasting penwork, also extending into the side-margins.
This is an early psalter, the psalter is the personal devotional- and prayerbook for priests, the predecessor of the book of hours, which mostly were written for the lay aristocrathy, and more illuminated.

Condition : The leaf is in good condition, on nice flat vellum. Wide and original margins, a small brown spot in the outer margin

ID: 99155

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