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TEXT FROM THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN BEFORE THE LATIN GATE by  FROM A MISSAL OR SOME OTHER LITURGICAL BOOK A PRINTED LEAF ON VELLUM - late 16th century - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST11035ab)

TEXT FROM THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN BEFORE THE LATIN GATE

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TEXT FROM THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN BEFORE THE LATIN GATE

by A PRINTED LEAF ON VELLUM, FROM A MISSAL OR SOME OTHER LITURGICAL BOOK

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Italy, late 16th century. 403 x 286 mm. (15 7/8 x 11 1/4"). Double column, 42 lines of text and headline in roman type. Matted. Verso with four-line woodcut initial surrounded by foliage, recto with a seven-line initial featuring a charming unicorn frolicking among blooming branches. Recto a bit yellowed, verso with a couple of minor smudges, otherwise a fine leaf, clean and fresh, with considerable appeal. The text here features the readings for the feast day of Saint John before the Latin Gate on May 6, which relate the tale passed down by Jerome of John's torture at the hands of the Roman emperor Domitian. Although thrown into a vat of boiling oil, the Evangelist emerged unharmed. A note from the most recent owner of this leaf says that it is from a Cistercian service book. The large initial with the rearing unicorn is well executed and extremely delightful.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST11035ab
Title
TEXT FROM THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN BEFORE THE LATIN GATE
Author
A PRINTED LEAF ON VELLUM, FROM A MISSAL OR SOME OTHER LITURGICAL BOOK
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Place of Publication
Italy
Date published
late 16th century

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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.

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verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
recto
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
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