27 - 28 June 2006
[GREEK MANUSCRIPT.] Circa 18th century?
150 x 103 mm. MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER. 365 leaves. Written in red and black. A marginal decoration of a hand in colors and a three-quarter page portrait of Christ. 18th-century red gilt-tooled morocco, possibly Eastern European, front side with floriate roll border, seraphim at the angles, a central lozenge containing a stamp of the Crucifixion, the back with differing roll border, floral cornerpieces, a central mandorla containing a stamp of the Virgin and Child, spine in compartments and gilt with floral tools, edges stained blue and with gilt floral tooling, gilt leather straps with metal catches and clasps. Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 18 October 1955.
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