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Five decorated leaves and a document [Germany, 13th century; Italy, 15th century]
5 leaves and a document, vellum: (a, b) two leaves from a Missal, c.340x255mm, 2 columns of 30 lines, c.125x160mm, numerous pen-flourished initials, original foliation ‘liii’ and ‘ccxvii’, wide margins [Italy]; (c) leaf from a Missal, c.360x230mm, 2 columns of 36 lines, c.225x160mm, rather worn and much of the ink flaked and rubbed [Italy]; (d) leaf from a noted Missal, c.270x220mm, 9 lines of text and music in square notation on three-line(!) red staves, c.210x155mm, with two prefaces including ‘In ferialibus diebus’, one side worn [Italy]; (e) a substantially complete leaf from a Cistercian(?) Gospel Concordance(?), consisting of Luke 9:46-10:29 divided into sections with cross-references to other gospels as rubrics, c.350x245mm, ruled in ink for 2 columns of 34 lines written above top line, c.265x190mm, with punctus flexus punctuation, recovered from a bookbinding [Germany, 13th century]; (f) a document, c.280x265mm, 38 lines plus subscription, of Giovanni Stefano de Montesancto(?), dated 1479, written by the notary public Franceso Palmario at the College of Jurists, Piacenza
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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