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音樂藝術、中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸古籍

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secular and liturgical texts in French and Latin
[FRANCE, ITALY, BOHEMIA(?), LATE 14TH AND 15TH CENTURIES]
Five bifolia and four leaves, all on vellum except (e): (a) a bifolium from Simon de Hesdin, Les faits et paroles memorables, in French with lemmata in Latin, part of Book II (the equivalent text is BL, Harley MS 4372, ff.115r-v and 121r-v, available online), each leaf c.375x285, the corners trimmed, 2 columns of 43 lines, original foliation [France, early(?) 15th century]; (b) a leaf and three bifolia (with various degrees of cropping) from a Lectionary, Use of Angers(?), the full leaf c.365x245mm, 2 columns of 31 lines (c.230x155mm), comprising parts of Temporale and Sanctorale including the feast of the arrival at Angers of a rib of St Ivo (‘Receptio coste Yvonis’), red and blue initials, all used as wrappers for registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials at Combree (50km NW of Angers), 1725–48 [France (Angers?), 15th century]; (c) bifolium from a Missal, c.335x470mm, 2 columns of at least 23 lines (cropped at the top), including the beginning of Palm Sunday, ten large initials alternately red or blue with fine penwork in the other colour [France, late 14th century]; (d) two leaves from a Breviary, each c.315x225mm, 2 columns of 38 lines (c.228x137mm), foliated in old ink ‘192 and ‘219’, and in pencil ‘262’and ‘288’, the first with part of the sanctorale for January, the second with feasts of Thomas Aquinas and the translation of St Wenceslas (4 and 7 March) [Bohemia?, 15th century]; (e) leaf from a Missal, Venetian(?) watermark, with the 5th and 6th Sundays after Pentecost, c.290x205mm, 2 columns of 38 lines (c.210x139mm), late medieval foliation ‘34’ [Italy, late 15th century]; all but (d) and (e) recovered from use in bookbindings or as wrappers, with consequent wear and damage
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音樂藝術、中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸古籍

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