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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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Fragments of music manuscripts, in Latin [Italy, France, Spain(?); 11th and 15th-16th centuries]
9 cuttings and fragments, vellum, mostly recovered from use in bookbindings, with consequent wear and damage: (a, b) two leaves from an Antiphoner, very finely written but very worn and darkened, the rubrics in rustic capitals still easily legible, c.310x210 [Italy, 11th century]; (c, d) two vertical fragments with Hufnagel notation, c.305x110mm and c.365x130mm; (e) a cropped leaf with several initials embellished with human faces in profile, c.405x240mm; (f-h) two leaves and a substantially complete bifolium from lectern Choirbooks, the smallest with an elaborate pen-decorated initial, the largest with stencilled pagination, c.475x350mm to c.515x650mm; (i) part of a large leaf written in fine textura, c.190x230mm
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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London