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TEXT FROM THE SUFFRAGES by  WITH SMALL MINIATURES OF SAINTS FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN  OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY - late 15th century - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST12668bK)

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by ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY, WITH SMALL MINIATURES OF SAINTS FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN

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Northeastern France, probably Arras, late 15th century. 146 x 95 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 3/4"). Single column, 15 lines in a pleasing bâtarde hand. Rubrics in red, one- and two-line initials in brushed gold on a red or blue ground, EACH SIDE OF EACH LEAF WITH A BRUSHED GOLD PANEL BORDER, WITH VERY PRETTY ILLUSIONISTIC FLOWERS, and one panel with acanthus apparently unfinished; EACH LEAF WITH ONE SMALL MINIATURE (measuring approximately 40 x 25 mm.) DEPICTING SAINTS. Headlines written in French in a later (18th century?) calligraphic hand. Light soiling, otherwise excellent specimens, generally clean and smooth, with ample margins and attractive decoration. From a charmingly decorated 15th century prayer book, these lovely leaves offer the opportunity to acquire a miniature andconsiderable gold ornamentation at an attainable price. One leaf depicts Sts. Peter and Paul in a single frame, and the other shows St. Vedast (or Waast)--a saint that was particularly venerated in France, especially in the Arras region, whence we be believe these leaves originated. For other leaves from this same manuscript, please check our website.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST12668bK
Title
TEXT FROM THE SUFFRAGES
Author
ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY, WITH SMALL MINIATURES OF SAINTS FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Place of Publication
Northeastern France, probably Arras
Date published
late 15th century

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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.

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miniature
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