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TEXT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY by  FROM AN ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF - ca. 1460s - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST12021aI)

TEXT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY

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TEXT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY

by AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF, FROM AN ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN

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Northern France [probably Paris], ca. 1460s. 130 x 98 mm. (5 1/8 x 3 7/8"). Single column, recto with 18 lines of text in a very fine gothic book hand. Text in red, blue, and gold, "KL" in blue with white tracery and on a burnished gold ground and infilled with ivy leaves in blue, orange, and white, BOTH SIDES WITH A PANEL BORDER, EACH WITH A ROUNDEL DEPICTING THE ZODIAC SIGN AND LABOR OF THE MONTH, placed amidst a tangle of acanthus leaves in blue, red, and brushed gold. Somewhat soiled and rubbed (as is frequently the case with the January leaf), the labor roundel noticeably scratched but the zodiac roundel mostly intact, lower margin very thin and with a couple tiny cracks just starting, but clearly once very attractive and still quite charming--the gold is remarkably bright. This leaf comes from a large fragment of a beautifully executed little Book of Hours done by very sophisticated artists whose illumination in general--and zoomorphic inhabitation in particular--is extremely charming. This calendar leaf would have opened the manuscript and, consequentially, has a certain amount of wear and soiling; nevertheless, one of the roundels is still quite clear, the gold sparkles, and the price is meant to be attractive. Please check our website for additional offerings from ths manuscript at various price points.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST12021aI
Title
TEXT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
Author
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF, FROM AN ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Place of Publication
Northern France [probably Paris]
Date published
ca. 1460s

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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:

recto
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[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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