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~ A single leaf from a decorated manuscript. France, mid-fifteenth century].

One leaf, vellum (168 × 124 mm), Latin text on 13 lines (both recto and verso) in a textura in two sizes, one two-line initial with marginal flourish, six single-line initials, line fillers, all in red blue and white, with burnished gold. Preserved in a modern cloth binding.

An attractive single leaf from a Book of Hours including, as an antiphon, the opening verses of Psalm 95, ‘Cantate Domino cantico novum; cantate Domino omnis terra’ (O sing unto the Lord a new song). Ex libris James Dearden. Folio Society Collector’s Corner, catalogue 9 (1962), item 173 (£3)

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