[BOOK OF HOURS. ~ A single leaf from a decorated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1500].
Single leaf, vellum (178 × 112 mm), 22 lines (both recto and verso), Latin text in a good lettre bâtarde, four-line initial ‘O’ on a ground of red and blue with white scrolls. Preserved in modern morocco backed boards (stained).
This attractive fragment includes the opening of the prayer to the Virgin ‘O intemerata’ (O Immaculate), commonly included (with the ‘Oscecro te’) in a medieval Book of Hours. Folio Society, Collectors Corner (n.d, ?1960) £2.
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