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Seven very large illuminated initials including Dragons and a Peacock from an Antiphonary, in Latin [France (Paris), early 16th century]
7 cuttings, various sizes from c.110x100mm to c.220x190mm, vellum, stuck to two sheets of blue album paper, each with music in square notation on four-line red staves, rastrum c.25mm, THREE WITH INITIALS INHABITED BY DRAGONS AND ONE WITH A PEACOCK, THE OTHER THREE WITH FLOWERS
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Catalogue Note

From a very large fine French Renaissance Choirbook. Some of the dragons resemble the salamander, the personal emblem of King François I.

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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