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Funeral Service, miniature on a leaf and five text leaves from the Courtanvaux-Elmhirst Hours, in Latin [France (perhaps Châlons-en-Champagne), c.1480s]
six single leaves, each c.144x97mm, vellum, one with a MINIATURE for the Office of the Dead and an initial with a HERALDIC SHIELD (or, a lion rampant azure, langued and armed gules), 14 lines, c.65x52mm, folio 97 in the parent manuscript, pigment losses espescially in landscape; the five text leaves with fine illuminated two-line initials including flowers and a small eagle and partial borders, folios 37, 44, 50, 52, and 53 in the parent manuscript
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From the same manuscript as the previous three lots.

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