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FROM A VERY ATTRACTIVE PORTABLE SPANISH DEVOTIONAL WORK IN LATIN by  OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES - ca. 1470 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST14806A)

FROM A VERY ATTRACTIVE PORTABLE SPANISH DEVOTIONAL WORK IN LATIN

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FROM A VERY ATTRACTIVE PORTABLE SPANISH DEVOTIONAL WORK IN LATIN

by ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

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Spain, ca. 1470. 172 x 122 mm. (6 5/8 x 4 7/8"). Single column, 17 lines in a rounded gothic script. Rubrics in red, each leaf with several one-line initials in gold on blue or red ground with gold stippling, and ONE TO FOUR MULTI-LINE INITIALS painted red, blue, purple, and/or green with white highlighting on painted gold ground, each large initial with highly decorative and colorful extenders of various lengths and shapes, most with acanthus leaves, floral sprays, and other floral elements with gold vine-stem. Vellum slightly yellowed and with a little offsetting, some leaves with a small dampstain to one edge, various instances of moderate rust-staining along the gutter and occasional marginal soiling, but the specimens mostly quite clean, the colors bright, and the excellent illumination more than making up for any of the minor defects. From a Spanish Book of Hours or related devotional work, these leaves are exuberantly decorated with colorful initials and extenders by a top-rate atelier. The scrollwork and color combinations, highlighted by painted gold, are always charming and sometimes dazzling, and each leaf is highly individualized--a testament to the creativity and technical expertise of the artist(s). Both the script and the illumination are Italianate in flavor, though on one leaf from this group is a rubric in Spanish ("Los versos de Sant Bernar"), pointing to its origin and the location of its intended use. Similarly ornate decoration can be found in two Spanish manuscripts from Toledo and Castille: BL Henry Davis 656 and BNF Espagnol 12, respectively. 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 #
ST14806A
Title
FROM A VERY ATTRACTIVE PORTABLE SPANISH DEVOTIONAL WORK IN LATIN
Author
ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES, OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
2
Place of Publication
Spain
Date published
ca. 1470

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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:

gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
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]
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]
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