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Medieval manuscripts, books of hours, illuminated.

 

Note: We never brake or dismantel books or book-fragments. All the single leaves we sell, were already single leaves when we received them.


 

 

Original RenaissanceVellum leaf, *Saint CHRISTOPHER* dated about 1510-20 A.D.

Original Renaissance Vellum leaf, *Saint CHRISTOPHER* dated about 1510-20 A.D.

 

Painted by Jean COENE IV. the Master of the Entrée of Claude de France. Paris, France.
Illuminated Manuscript on VELLUM from a Book of Hours, showing a delicate painted Miniature *St Christopher carrying Christ on his shoulder*. Painting by Master Jean COENE IV. from Bruges, who worked at the court of king Louis XII. und king Francis I.
Superb richly decorated floral border.
This is an original Renaissance vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature and a fine decorated initial. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written in black-brown and blue ink, textura in littera bastarda.

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. The gold is good preserved. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 161 x 106 mm. (6.4" x 4.2")
Price: 2,100.- Euro


Renaissance. Superb COAT of ARMS by the family GLOCKENDON

Renaissance. Superb COAT of ARMS by the family GLOCKENDON, Miniature, dated about 1548 A.D. and signed. Nürnberg.

 

Miniature, dated 1548 A.D. and signed with monogram. Nuremberg, German.
Richly illuminated Gouache painting on vellum, wonderful Miniature showing one unknown COAT of ARMS by the family GLOCKENDON, Nuremberg. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PAINTING dated the year 1548 A.D. Vellum leaf verso without text or painting.
Filigree painted Miniature signed with monogram GG probably Gabriel or Georg (?) Glockendon (Merkl, page 48).
A true masterpiece of art ! Lit. Merkl, image 462, "Buchmalerei in Bayern" (Regensburg 1999).

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing, no damage.
Ca. max. size leaf: 128 x 94 mm. (5.0" x 3.7")
Price: 4,499.- Euro


Renaissance. Superb COAT of ARMS, Miniature, dated about 1550 A.D. Nuremberg, German.

Renaissance. Superb COAT of ARMS by the family GLOCKENDON, Miniature, dated about 1540-1550 A.D. Nürnberg, German.

 

Richly illuminated Gouache painting on vellum, wonderful Miniature showing one unknown COAT of ARMS, Nuremberg. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PAINTING dated about 1540-1550 A.D., one filigree painted Miniature. Vellum leaf verso without text or painting. A true masterpiece of art !
Lit. Merkl, "Buchmalerei in Bayern", (Regensburg 1999).

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing, no damages.
Ca. max. size leaf: 128 x 82 mm. (5.0" x 3.2")
Price: 4,499.- Euro



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Original MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D.

Original MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D.

 

Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.
Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Breviary with one very fine painted illuminated two-line-high initial and Fleuronnée initials in blue and red. Filigree painting in gold and colors. Latin Manuscript written in dark brown ink alternating in red. Very fine and very old vellum leaf. Rare.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A. D.
This antique Medieval Leaf sells with an Expert's report / Certificate of Authenticity.
Ca. size of the leaf 138 x 100 mm (5.4 x 3.9").

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. Slightly stained. One tiny hole hardly to be seen. Very fine painted, and beautiful gilt.

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Renaissance. Prachtvolle Wappen Miniatur der Familie GLOCKENDON

Renaissance. Superb COAT of ARMS by the family GLOCKENDON, Miniature, dated about 1540 A.D.

 

by Albrecht Glockendon (c1495-1545). Nuremberg, German.
Richly illuminated Gouache painting on vellum, wonderful Miniature showing a COAT of ARMS by Albrecht Glockendon, Nuremberg. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PAINTING dated about 1540 A.D. masterpiece from Albrecht Glockendon (ca. 1495-1545).
Filigree painted Miniature, Coat of Arms of the family EBER from Nuremberg. Vellum leaf verso without text or painting.
Lit. Merkl, image 364, "Buchmalerei in Bayern", (Regensburg 1999). A true masterpiece of art !!!

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the upper margin, the left corner, few mm supplemented, hardly to be seen. No damages.
Ca. max. size leaf: 118 x 91 mm. (4.6" x 3.6")
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Original Renaissance Vellum leaf, *Joachim and Anne* dated about 1510-20 A.D.

Original Renaissance Vellum leaf, *Joachim und Anna*, dated about 1510-1520 A.D.

 

painted by Jean COENE IV. the Master of the Entrée of Claude de France. Paris, France.
Illuminated Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Book of Hours showing 2 filigree painted Miniatures *Saint Joachim and Saint Anne meeting at the golden gate* and below a smaller miniature showing *The Angel appeared to Joachim and promised him the birth of his child*. Painting by Master Jean COENE IV. from Bruges, who worked at the court of king Louis XII. und king Francis I.
Superb richly decorated floral border with an insect.
This is an original Renaissance vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with filigree painted Miniatures and fine decorated initials. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written in black-brown and blue ink, textura in littera bastarda.
A true masterpiece of art. Museum quality !

Ca. size leaf: 161 x 106 mm.

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. The gold is good preserved. No damages. 

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Bible, original MEDIEVAL  leaf c. 1250 A.D. France.

Bible, original MEDIEVAL  leaf c. 1250 A.D. France.

 

Medieval Bible leaf from a Latin Bible, mid 13th century, c. 1250 A.D. (Paris ?). Manuscript on fine parchment.
Biblia Latina, single vellum leaf, verso a superb Miniature of *Mark the Evangelist* in full figure, his right foot rests on a lion's head, a tower above.
Miniature in opaque white and colors on gold leaf as filling of an initial "I" (c. 82 x 10 mm), furthermore an initial "M" (10 x 10 mm) in blue, mauve, white and black.
Justification 125 x 80 mm, 2 columns, 50 lines. Hand-written in black-brown ink on animal vellum. Very fine Gothic script. Highlighted in red, titles and numbers in blue and red. Recto a two-line initial flourished in blue-red.
Content: Matthew 27.41b-28.20. Preamble to Mark and Mark 1.1-20.
This antique Medieval Bible leaf sells with an Expert's report / Certificate of Authenticity.
Ca. size of the leaf 185 x 125 mm (7.3 x 4.9")

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. Slightly rubbed, outer margins slightly brownish. Beautiful painted and gilt.

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MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France.

MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.

 

Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Breviary with one very fine painted illuminated two-line-high initial and Fleuronnée initials in blue and red. Filigree painting in gold and colors. Latin Manuscript written in dark brown ink alternating in red. Very fine and very old vellum leaf. Rare.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A. D.
This antique Medieval Leaf sells with an Expert's report / Certificate of Authenticity.
Ca. size of the leaf 139 x 102 mm (5.5" x 4.0") .

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. Slightly stained. Some tiny holes and very small holes due to ink-corrosion. In the lower margin a tiny completion hardly to be seen. Otherwise in good condition.

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Original MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.

Original MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Breviary with a very fine painted two-line-high initial. Filigree painting in gold and colors. Latin Manuscript written in dark brown ink alternating in red. Very fine and very old vellum leaf. Rare.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A. D.
Ca. size of the leaf: 139 x 104 mm (5.5" x 4.1").

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. Pratly brownish and slightly stained. Few very small holes. In the margin (not in the painting and manuscript) a small cut professionally closed. Otherwise in good condition.

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Illuminated manuscript on vellum. "Flight into Egypt",ca.1480 A.D. Paris, France.

Illuminated manuscript on vellum."Flight into Egypt",ca.1480 A.D. Paris, France.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum from a Book of Hours showing a delicate painted Miniature "Flight into Egypt". Superb richly decorated compartment floral border, blossoms and berries.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL VELLUM leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature and fine decorated illuminated initials. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written in brown and red ink.
Ca. size of the leaf: 149 x 110 mm. (5.9" x 4.0")

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. No damages.

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Original MEDIEVAL Vellum leaf, *VISITATION * Visitatio Mariae* dated about 1510-20 A.D.

Original MEDIEVAL Vellum leaf, *VISITATION * Visitatio Mariae* dated about 1510-20 A.D.

 

Painted by Jean COENE IV. the Master of the Entrée of Claude de France. Paris, France.
Illuminated Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Book of Hours Horae B. M. V. showing 2 filigree painted Miniatures *VISITATION* and below a small miniature showing *Annunciation to Joachim*. Painting by Master Jean COENE IV. from Bruges, who worked at the court of king Louis XII. und king Francis I.
Superb richly decorated floral border with an insect.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours *Horae B. M. V.* with filigree painted Miniatures and fine decorated initials. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written in black-brown and blue ink, textura in littera bastarda.
Ca. size leaf: 158 x 108 mm. (6.2" x 4.3")

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. The gold is good preserved. No damages.

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Original MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.

Original MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.

 

Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Breviary with one very fine painted illuminated two-line-high initial and Fleuronnée initials in blue and red. Filigree painting in gold and colors. Latin Manuscript written in dark brown ink alternating in red. Very fine and very old vellum leaf. Rare.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL Manuscript dated about 1300 A. D.
Ca. size of the leaf: 140 x 103 mm (5.5" x 4.1").

Condition:

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. Slightly stained. Some small holes due to ink-corrosion. Otherwise in good condition.

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Original MEDIEVAL leaf with a painted Miniature *Flight into Egypt* dated about 1470 A.D. Bourges, France.

Original MEDIEVAL leaf with a painted Miniature *Flight into Egypt* dated about 1470 A.D. Bourges, France.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum from a Book of Hours showing a delicate painted Miniature "Flight into Egypt".
Superb richly decorated floral border, blossoms and berries.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL VELLUM leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature and fine decorated illuminated initials.
Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written in brown and red ink.
Ca. size of the leaf: 149 x 110 mm (5.9" x 4.3").

Condition

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. No damages.

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Medieval Miniature, *December* dated about 1460 A.D. France, Paris

Medieval Miniature, "December" dated about 1460 A.D. France, Paris.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum from a Book of Hours, the Calendar-leaf for *December* showing a delicate Miniature. Superb richly decorated floral border.
This is an original medieval vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted arched Miniature and fine decorated initials. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with blue and red ink, textura also in gold in gothic book hand. The Calendar including a number of local provincial saints.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin few very small holes, hardly to be seen.
Ca. size leaf: 154 x 109 mm. (6.1" x 4.3")
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*Flight into Egypt and scenes of the Massacre of the Innocents*

Stunning Miniature, *Flight into Egypt and scenes of the Massacre of the Innocents* dated about 1470 A.D. Northern France.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Book of Hours showing a superb, very filigree painted Miniature *Flight into Egypt*, in the background the Massacre of the Innocents, and the capture of a farmer outside the city gates of Jerusalem. Richly decorated compartment floral border, tendrils in gold, with blossom twigs, berries, birds, and scenes of the Massacre of the Innocents.
This is an original MEDIEVAL vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours superbly painted with very fine decorated initials. Splendid painting in gold and colors. Latin Manuscript written in brown ink, distinguished text in red, partly yellow-shaded, textura in littera bastarda. Recto manuscript with fine painted and gilt initials with floral tendrils, with blossom twigs and berries.
This antique Medieval Leaf sells with an Expert's report / Certificate of Authenticity.
Ca. size of the leaf: 149 x 92 mm (5.9" x 3.6").

Condition

In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin (not in the painting or in the manuscript !) few very small holes, 2 holes professionally closed, hardly to be seen, and slightly stained.

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Medieval, antique vellum leaf with 2 drollereis.

Antique Original MEDIEVAL vellum leaf with 2 miniature DROLLERIES dated about 1460 A.D. France.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on vellum from a Book of Hours, showing two masterfully painted miniature Drolleries. Superb richly decorated floral border.
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours, filigree painting and delicate decorated initials. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin slightly stained. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 169 x 126 mm. (6.7" x 5.0")
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 Fragment of a Medieval Book of Hours or of a Missal

Fragment of a Medieval Book of Hours or of a Missal dated about 1450 A.D., Vellum leaves. France..

 

Illuminated miniature *CRUCIFIXION*.
Amazing Fragment of a Medieval Book in an exceptional very small size with several vellum leaves, one leaf with a Miniature. Gilt painting with a superb Miniature showing the Crucifixion surrounded by floral decorated border with a bird, a deer, blossoms and berries. The vellum leaf with the Miniature in good condition, due to the age slightly brownish, no damages, beautifully gilt. One leaf with manuscript in Latin written in brown ink. One leaf described: Missale m S P.Sharrock Ushaw. Four blank vellum leaves, partly damaged. Original wooden boards with leather cover. Binding totally damages. No active wood worms.
This antique Medieval Book Fragment sells with an Expert's report / Certificate of Authenticity.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with traces of ageing. Filigree superb painted and gilt miniature, vellum leaf slightly brownish, no damages. Binding of the Book Fragment totally damaged. Vellum leaves partly damaged and brownish. No active wood worms.
Ca. size: leaf with miniature 100 x 68 mm. Wooden board 112 x 74 mm.
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MISSAL, dated about 1440-1450 A.D. Paris, France.

Superb MANUSCRIPT MISSAL, dated about 1440-1450 A.D. Paris, France.

 

Vellum leaf with splendid Initials and painting. Manuscript in Latin.
Richly illuminated vellum, filigree painted. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE Manuscript MISSAL dated about 1440-1450 A.D. Vellum leaf with text. 30 lines in 2 columns, brown and red manuscript, ruling and rubricated in red and pale brown, 1 large floral four-line-high initial and 5 two-line-high initials in gold and colours, richly decorated border with acanthus, thornleaf ranks and leaf ranks and flowers. With column separation.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with traces of ageing. Brownish, stained, partly crinkled, and some small holes. Manly in the margin partly glued. Some text-loss due to ink-corrosion. Wonderful gold preservation.
Ca. max. size leaf: 31.6 x 23 cm. (12.4" x 9.1")
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 *CHIMERA* dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France.

MEDIEVAL Miniature, *CHIMERA* dated about 1300 A.D. Northern France. One Breviary vellum leaf.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on a vellum leaf from a Breviary with very fine decorated initials, filigree painted and richly illuminated showing a delicate miniature *CHIMERA*.
Superb painting in gold and colours.
This is an Original Medieval Manuscript dated about 1300 A.D.
Latin Manuscript recto with the hymn *Somno refectis artubus* attributed to Saint Ambrose.
Manuscript 19 lines text written in dark brown ink, capital letters alternating in red and blue.
Verso the psalm 26, 1-5 *Dominus illuminato mea ...* and in a large six-line-high initial D a miniature showing a Chimera and decorative bordering.
Recto a four-line-high initial S in gold and colours and a decorative column.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with traces of ageing. Partly brownish, some text-loss due to ink-corrosion. In the margin (not in the painting or in the manuscript !) a small cut professionally closed. Otherwise in good condition. Splendid illuminated and very fine painted.
Ca. size leaf: 138 x 100 mm. (5.4" x 3.9").
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"Saint Mary with Jesus Child", France, ca.1490 A.D.

Illuminated manuscript on vellum "Saint Mary with Jesus Child", France, ca.1490 A.D.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum from a Book of Hours, splendid Miniature showing "Saint Mary with Jesus Child". Superb richly decorated floral border. Gold painted four-line-high Initial O. Recto a prayer to Obsecro te.
This is an original medieval vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature. One fine decorated initial. Superb painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown ink.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin one small hole professionally closed, hardly to be seen, and few fine wrinkles. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 168 x 121 mm.
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 "The Evangelist Matthew with the Angel"

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Bourges, France, ca.1480 A.D.

 

Original MEDIEVAL Miniature, "The Evangelist Matthew with the Angel".
Illuminated Manuscript on vellum from a Book of Hours, wonderful Miniature showing "The Evangelist Matthew with the Angel". Superb richly decorated floral border with owls and other birds. Recto begin of the Matthew pericopes. Elaborately illuminated vellum from a Book of Hours *Horae B.M.V.*

This is an original Medieval vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature. Amazing decorated initial superb gilt splendid painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown and red ink.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin slightly stained and brownish. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 142 x 100 mm.
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Illuminated manuscript on vellum, "The Annunciation to the Shepherds"

Illuminated manuscript on vellum
Paris, France, ca.1480 A.D.

 

Original MEDIEVAL Miniature, "The Annunciation to the Shepherds" dated about 1480 A.D. Paris, France. Illuminated Manuscript on vellum from a Book of Hours, wonderful. Superb richly decorated floral border. Elaborately illuminated vellum from a Book of Hours.
This is an Original Mmedieval Vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature. Amazing decorated painted initials superb gilt splendid painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown and red ink.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin slightly stained and brownish. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 150 x 112 mm.
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Medieval Vellum

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Paris, France, ca.1480 A.D.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, wonderful arched Miniature showing the "Coronation of the Virgin Mary".
Lord God blessing the Virgin Mary and the Angel with the Crown, surrounded by floral decorated border with a Dragon and a Bird, splendid gilding. Original Medieval vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours. Filigree painted Miniature, superb border, splendid painting in burnished gold and colours. One large initial, Latin Manuscript written with brown ink in gothic book hand. Verso without text. A true masterpiece of art !
In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing, no damages.
Ca. max. size, leaf: 15 x 11.3 cm.
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"ANNUNCIATION". Illuminated Manuscript on vellum

Illuminated manuscript on vellum
Northern France, ca.1460 A.D.

 

Original MEDIEVAL Miniature, "ANNUNCIATION". Illuminated Manuscript on vellum from a Book of Hours, wonderful Miniature showing the "Annunciation". Superb richly decorated floral border with one angel one peacock and one cock.

This is an original leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature. Amazing decorated initials superb gilt splendid painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown ink.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the upper margin few mm supplemented recto hardly to be seen. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 128 x 82 mm.
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The Taking of Christ

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Bourges, France, ca.1480 A.D.

 

Original MEDIEVAL Miniature, "The Taking of Christ" dated about 1480 A.D.
Illuminated Manuscript on vellum from a Book of Hours, wonderful Miniature showing "The Taking of Christ". Superb richly decorated floral border with birds, snail and owls. Elaborately illuminated vellum from a Book of Hours *Horae B.M.V.*
This is an ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL VELLUM leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours with a filigree painted Miniature. Amazing decorated initials superb gilt splendid painting in gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown and red ink.
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. In the margin slightly stained and brownish. No damages.
Ca. size leaf: 145 x 98 mm.
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Medieval manuscript on vellum

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Rouen, France, ca.1485 A.D.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, wonderful Miniature showing "Saint Barbara" with her attributes tower, book and palm branch, surrounded by floral decorated border, with a Drolerie and a Bird. With filigree decorated initials. Latin Manuscript written in brown and red ink in a gothis book hand. Verso Manuscript with floral decorated border and initial. Splendid painting in burnished gold and colours. Museum's quality.
In view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing, no damages.
Ca. max. size, leaf: 121 x 86 mm.
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Medieval Miniature, Vellum,The Annuciation

Illuminated manuscript on vellum
France, ca.1470 A.D.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, wonderful Miniature showing "The Annunciation to the Shepherds", surrounded by floral decorated border.

This is an original medieval leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours, filigree painted illuminated Miniature, superb border, splendid painting in burnished gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown ink in gothic book hand, with distinguished text in red. Verso Manuscript, richly decorated border and beautiful painted gilt initials. A true masterpiece of art !
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with traces of ageing.
Upper margin supplemented with old retouching, margin trimmed.
Ca. max. size, leaf: 176 x 121 mm.
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Medieval Vellum

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Paris, France, ca.1470 A.D.

 

IlIuminated Manuscript on Vellum, wonderful Miniature showing "Nativity", surrounded by floral decorated border.

This is an Original Medieval vellum leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours. Initial infilled with Miniature, filigree painted Miniature, superb border, 17 decorated initials, splendid painting in burnished gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown and red ink in gothic book hand, 17 lines in Latin. Verso Manuscript with superb border. A true masterpiece of art !
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing, slightly stained. No damages. The gold is well preserved.
Ca. max. size, leaf: 208 x 143 mm.
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Miniature Perl Bible

Medieval Manuscript Leaf from a Miniature Perl Bible, dated about 1240 A.D., Paris, France.

 

Manuscript on Vellum, richly decorated and illuminated initial. This is an original Medieval Vellum Leaf from a beautiful decorated Miniature Bible, filigree painted and illuminated initial. Latin gothic script, hand-written in brown ink, distinguished text in red, excellent calligraphy, extremly thin and fine vellum. A true masterpiece of art !
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing. Vellum with few very, very small holes at the margin. Some parts of the initial's margin had small holes from corrosion by the green colour, this was restored from the backside hardly to be seen from the front side of the initial.
Ca. max. size of the leaf: 160 x 110 mm.
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Sankt Hubertus, Medieval vellum

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Rouen, France, ca.1485 A.D.

 

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, wonderful Miniature showing "Saint Hubertus", surrounded by floral decorated border and a Drolerie.
This is an original medieval leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours, filigree painted Miniature, superb border, decorated initials, splendid painting in burnished gold and colours. Latin Manuscript written with brown and red ink in gothic book hand. Verso Manuscript with superb border. A true masterpiece of art !
Condition: in view of the high age in good condition with few traces of ageing, verso few words with losses. Few very, very small holes, hardly to be seen. The gold is well preserved.
Ca. max. size, leaf: 120 x 84 mm.
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Book of Hours, Rouen, France

Illuminated manuscript on vellum Rouen, France, ca.1485 A.D.

 

Under the influence of the Master of the Geneva Latini, called Master of the Échevinage de Rouen.
Leaf from a richly decorated Book of Hours in gold and colours with an amazing Miniature, one large initial, borders and borderlines.
Manuscript in Latin on vellum. Black-brown Bastarda. Recto a wonderful Miniature showing "Saint
John the Evangelist" with eagle and roll, below the Coat of Arms of Rouen, surrounded by floral
decorated borders, tendrils, blossoms, a bird and a Drolerie. Below the Miniature 4 lines of text
with large initial " I ", surrounded by decorated border with tendrils. Verso manuscript with floral
decorated border and blossoms. In view of the high age in very good condition with few traces of ageing.One very small hole professionally closed.
Ca. size: 120 x 84 mm. Verso text ruling 62 x 39 mm.
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