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Medieval Manuscript Leaf, Lectionary, Vellum, France, C.1125-1175. For Sale
This leaf is from a Lectionary
that was produced in France (probably Northern France) c.1125-1175.
maximum size of the leaf is 278mm x 181mm (10 9/10ins. x 7 1/10ins.).
text is from the lections for the Tuesday in Passion Week. The first lection is from Daniel, chapter
14, verses 28 – 42 (starting here after the introduction). The second lection is from the Gospel
according to Saint John, chapter 7, verses 1 – 13 (ending here in the middle of
There are 26 lines in a fine
Romanesque script in brown ink with a rubric in red .
leaf is not illuminated and the decoration is limited to one three-line
and one one-line initial in red.
leaf is ruled in blind on the recto and the text is written above the top line.
to the text have been made on the recto at lines 24, 25 and 26 and on the verso
at lines 1, 5 (word added), 13 and 23 (“&” added at the beginning of the
the inside bottom margin there is a natural flaw in the vellum that had been
Lectionary was one of the books required for the celebration of the Mass before
the Sacramentary was expanded into the Missal to include all that was required
to become the principal book for the celebration of the Mass in the early
Please be aware of the
condition of this item. What you can
see in the pictures is exactly what the winning buyer will receive. The
leaf has been used to cover a small book and it has lost its four corners. Considering this, the text has not suffered
and the leaf is in remarkably good condition.
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Medieval Manuscript Leaf, Lectionary, Vellum, France, C.1125-1175.: $510