Decorated manuscript Breviary leaf in Dutch. c. 1500


Recto:  Text in Dutch written in a rounded gothic bookhand in brown ink on heavy laid paper.  Ruled in red.  One superb six-line “puzzle style” initial ‘V’ in blue, red and black with extensive flourished red penwork extending into the top, left and bottom margins and ending in a black foliate design.


Verso:  As Recto, text only.


Origin:  Netherlands


Date:  c. 1500


Condition:  The leaf is in very good/excellent condition.  Apart from the expected edge browning, the leaf is in fine condition with clean paper and clear and bright text and decorations.  It is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.


Size:  Size of leaf: approx. 145x105 mm. Text and illuminated area : approx.  125x95 mm. Please note that postage is invoiced separately.  Australia $20, overseas, ask for quote. 


Notes:  A breviary, etymologically a compendium or abridgement, is the liturgical work which contains the psalms and the hymns, the readings from Sacred Scripture and from the writings of the Fathers, the prayers and the responses, which are combined to form the canonical hours of the divine office of prayer recited daily throughout the world by priests and the religious.

Item No:  MOT078

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