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Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
Selling price: $470
The text, written in brown/black ink, is from the Suffrages of many Saints.
To help you read medieval script here is the transcription/translation of part of this text, beginning on the recto, line 9: INTEMERATA, et i n aeternum benedicta, singularis atque incomparabilis virgo dei genitrix Maria, gratissimum dei templum. spiritussancti sacrarium: ianua regni coelorum : per quam post deum totus viuit orbis terrarum.
[ Prayer to the Blessed Virgin ] O untouchable, and forever blessed, singular and incomparable virgin Mary, Mother of God, most pleasing temple of God, the sacred place of the Holy Ghost, the gate of the kingdom of heaven, by whom next unto God the whole world liveth..
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