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Three fragments from liturgical manuscripts, in Latin [Germany, 13th-15th centuries]
3 fragments, vellum, all recovered from use in bindings, with consequent wear and damage: (a) an incomplete bifolium of a lectern Breviary or Lectionary, preserving the lower 31 lines (of about 35) of three columns, in a fine textura hand, with parts of several lessons, one side fully legible, the other darkened and with an added date ‘1548’; (b) a slightly cropped bifolium from a Breviary(?), with readings from the Gospels and Origen, c.310x475mm, 2 columns of 28 lines, large initials in red or green, both sides partly worn and stained, inscribed ‘1545 / Kueffner(?) Buech’; (c) an incomplete leaf with part of Origen’s Homily VII on Matthew 15, with the off-set of another text on one side, c.270x190mm, preserving 29 lines of one column and part of another, neither side easy to read
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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