London, South Kensington
10 March 2000
CALENDAR, PSALTER AND HOURS FOR THE USE OF DOMINICAN FRIARS, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum, [France, 13th and 14th century].
60 x 47mm. 494 leaves with 18 lines written in black ink in a gothic liturgical bookhand, rubrics in red, one- and two-lines initials alternately of red or blue, the two-line initials with decorative flourishing extending into three margins, line-fillers of the same colours and forms, later section with Office for the Feast of Corpus Christi with 17 lines in brown ink (slight cropping), erased ownership note on final verso and capital M stamped on verso of front endpaper. 17th-century red morocco gilt, covers with cusped border and a central monogram of Christ, spine gilt in four compartments, stamped with floral and star tools and with a black lettering-piece (joints slightly rubbed), edges marbled.
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