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FROM AN EXTREMELY LARGE ANTIPHONER IN LATIN by  SOME WITH GORGEOUS ILLUMINATION  OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY - ca. 1470 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST12460B)

FROM AN EXTREMELY LARGE ANTIPHONER IN LATIN

FROM AN EXTREMELY LARGE ANTIPHONER IN LATIN

by VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY, SOME WITH GORGEOUS ILLUMINATION

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About This Item

Northeastern Italy [Verona or Mantua?], ca. 1470. 532 x 379 mm. (21 x 15"). Six four-line staves of music with text beneath in a pleasing rounded gothic hand.
Rubrics in red, a variable number of large initials in blue or red with elaborate penwork in red or purple, some of the leaves WITH FINE, LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS IN BLUE, MAROON, GREEN, YELLOW, AND WHITE ON A BURNISHED GOLD GROUND (measuring approximately 60 x 70 mm.), SEVERAL LEAVES WITH VERY LARGE AND ESPECIALLY STRIKING INITIALS IN THE SAME COLORS AND ON THE SAME SHIMMERING GOLD GROUND (these measuring approximately 160 x 160 mm.). The usual slight yellowing on the hair side of the leaf, occasional fading of the text, other trivial imperfections, but generally IN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CONDITION, the leaves clean and bright, and the illumination particularly fresh and lustrous.

These are memorably beautiful and very well-preserved leaves from an antiphonal (also called an antiphonary or antiphoner), the service book that contains the sung portions of the Divine Office, the cycle of daily devotions performed by members of the clergy and by members of religious orders. All of the leaves offered here come from a large fragment of a one-volume Temporale that would have been part of a vast multi-volume antiphonal. The texts include Saturday offices from the beginning of the year until Easter. The illumination is localizable by the presence of classical motifs in the foliage, and it is of a very high quality. Although the leaves show some traces of use, they are generally in a remarkable state, with especially smooth vellum, with richly opaque painted initials, and with glittering burnished gold. For additional leaves at different price points, including some with gold illumination, please check our website..

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
ST12460B
Title
FROM AN EXTREMELY LARGE ANTIPHONER IN LATIN
Author
VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY, SOME WITH GORGEOUS ILLUMINATION
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
21
Place of Publication
Northeastern Italy [Verona or Mantua?]
Date Published
ca. 1470
Keywords
Antiphonary

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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, but 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.

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fine
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vellum
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leaves
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