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Manuscript 11-12 [old #8]: Leaf from an illuminated manuscript, most probably early 14th Century

Leaf from an illuminated manuscript, most probably early 14th Century. Latin, gothic script. Versals in gold leaf on blue and white, one word in red.
Vellum
18 x 12.7 cm
Recto: broad band of illumination in blue, gold leaf, red and black to left of text.
Verso: illumination to the right of text.
“A leaf from an illuminated manuscript, most probably early 14th century. Resembles Ege fragment HL105.”

Manuscript 1-2 [old #3]: A leaf from an early 14th Century manuscript. Latin, gothic script with illuminations. Versals in blue and gold leaf, with some letting in red.

Manuscript 1-2 [old #3]:
A leaf from an early 14th Century manuscript. Latin, gothic script with illuminations. Versals in blue and gold leaf, with some letting in red.
Vellum
16 x 11.3 cm
Identifying statement [below]
Removed from acidic cardboard frame and added to mylar envelope.
"A leaf from an early 14th Century manuscript, being a liturgical psalter written in both French and Latin. The gothic characters of this period are slightly more pointed than those of the preceding century, but it is in the initial letters and the marginal decorations that one sees the advance towards the luxuriance and technical perfection attained by illuminators of the 15th Century. Note the application of gold leaf (afterwards burnished) upon a clay base, in contrast to the subdued colouring. This manuscript was found in Lyons and its identification verified by La Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève of Paris.”

Manuscript 13-14 [old #9]: Leaf from an early 14th Century manuscript. French gothic

Manuscript 13-14 [old #9]:
Leaf from an early 14th Century manuscript. French gothic. Text in red or black, versals in gold leaf on blue, white, and black. Initial letter is a more elaborate illumination.
Vellum
16.3 x 11 cm
Removed from acidic cardboard frame.

“A leaf from an early 14th Century manuscript, being a liturgical psalter written in both French and Latin. The gothic characters of this period are slightly more pointed than those of the preceding century, but it is in the initial letters and the marginal decorations that one sees the advance towards the luxuriance and technical perfection attained by illuminators of the 15th Century. Note the application of gold leaf (afterwards burnished) upon a clay base, in contrast to the subdued colouring. This manuscript was found in Lyons and its identification verified by La Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève of Paris.” [same description as manuscript 1-2 above]

Manuscript 15-16 [old #10] Early English printing: Polycronicon, printed by Peter Treveris, London, 1527

Manuscript 15-16 [old #10]
Early English printing: Polycronicon, printed by Peter Treveris, London, 1527. English, script: Old English black letter, one versal, two columns of text on both sides of leaf, with handwritten annotations, no colour.
Paper
28.1 x 19.2
Removed from acidic cardboard frame.
“Early English Printing. Polycronicon, printed by Peter Treveris, London, 1527. The first history of the world written in English, first printed by Caxton [1482], second by Wyncken de Worde [1495], and third this splendid edition”, in the name of Henry VIII, by Treveris [1527]. Woodcut initials on many pages, old English Black Letter

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