2 leaves, each 353mm. by 250mm., 31 lines in 2 sizes of hybrida in black ink, readings for feasts of SS. Matthew, Thomas, Blasius and the Virgin, rubrics in red, simple initials in blue or terracotta red, four 3-line initials in green, blue and cream on burnished gold grounds (one with liquid gold penwork infill, the others historiated: Virgin and Child, SS. Thomas, and Blasius), two with pouncing, terminating in long scrolling foliage sprays extending into 2 or 3 borders and enclosing realistic flowerbuds, golden fruit and 3 realistic birds, folio numbers in red at top of leaves ('XXXVII' and 'XLIX'), slight discolouration at edges, else excellent condition, framed
From the collection of Francis D. Smythe (1872-1968), canon of Chichester Cathedral and archdeacon of Lewes.
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