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Lot 137: MANUSCRIPT LEAF ASCENSION. Vellum leaf from a Latin gradual with illuminated initial V. Florence, 15th century

EARLY PRINTED, SCIENCE, MEDICAL & TRAVEL BOOKS

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

February 28, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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  • MANUSCRIPT LEAF  ASCENSION.  Vellum leaf from a Latin gradual with illuminated initial V.  Florence, 15th century
  • MANUSCRIPT LEAF  ASCENSION.  Vellum leaf from a Latin gradual with illuminated initial V.  Florence, 15th century
  • MANUSCRIPT LEAF  ASCENSION.  Vellum leaf from a Latin gradual with illuminated initial V.  Florence, 15th century
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Description: (ASCENSION.) Vellum leaf from a Latin gradual with illuminated initial V extending into border in inner and lower margins, text written in gothic script in black ink beneath 4-line staves in red with square notation in black, 4 (of 5?) lines, with rubrics in red, recto and verso. Leaf approximately 435x325 mm, initial 137x140 mm; leaf trimmed at top and right with loss of text and music, adhesive traces in upper corners and some show-through of color from border on verso. The initial begins the Introit of the Mass for the Feast of the Ascension. Florence, 15th century

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