Lot 653Breviary - A leaf from a Diurnal, Germany...

Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am



Breviary - A leaf from a Diurnal, Germany. Circa 1450, in Latin manuscript on vellum - Diurnals are used in the performance of the Divine Office but only include the daytime canonical hours; lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, and vespers. Diurnals begin with a liturgical calendar listing the major feast days in red ink. The Decorated initial letter “C” in the right column begins Psalm 97. There are two columns of twenty-eight lines of unidentified text, each written in batarde script, ruled in red; capitals alternate in red and blue inks. The verso similar. Size 8” × 5¼”. (205mm ×135mm)

Guide Price: £100.00 - £120.00

(Not sold)

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