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FROM AN ENGLISH PSALTER IN LATIN by  OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES - 14th century - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST15198jD)

FROM AN ENGLISH PSALTER IN LATIN

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FROM AN ENGLISH PSALTER IN LATIN

by ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

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About This Item

England, 14th century. 110 x 77 mm. (4 1/4 x 3"). Single column, 16 lines in an English gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, paragraph marks in red or blue, each leaf with multiple one-line initials in gilt on pink or blue ground and line-enders in gilt, pink, and/or blue, some of these terminating in the heads of beasts, with a HALF OR THREE-QUARTER BORDER ON BOTH SIDES, composed of either straight bars or long, spikey tendrils in gilt and blue and pink paint, terminating in trefoils, one leaf WITH SMALL BIRD PERCHED IN THE MARGINS. With later ink foliation in upper corners, some leaves with emendations in a slightly darker ink. Vellum with a little general soiling and toning, margins trimmed rather close and sometimes just cutting into the borders, gilt noticeably rubbed away in places (exposing white gesso layer), paint occasionally rubbed or smudged, other small, mostly marginal blemishes and stains, but despite these signs of use, the leaves still very charming and with a considerable degree of their original appeal. From a small Psalter intended for personal contemplation, these leaves feature a pleasing English scribal hand and strong decorative program. In addition to the numerous gilt initials and line enders, these leaves are also appealing as good examples of English paleography, and meant to be attractively priced. For additional leaves at different price points, please check our website.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST15198jD
Title
FROM AN ENGLISH PSALTER IN LATIN
Author
ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
3
Place of Publication
England
Date published
14th century
Keywords
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Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

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Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
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