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Remarks by the Editor

This is the description provided in the Maggs sales catalogue. The fragment is listed no. 53 and illustrated (plate XVII). It is marked as sold, suggesting that the sale was negotiated immediately prior to the printing, too late to drop it from the catalogue. The connection with Ege is not noted in the description.

General Information

Title Illuminated vellum leaf from a Book of Devotions (the prayers in French).
Script, Hands

Written in handsome large Gothic characters, with ornamental capitals.

General Remarks

From an unusually fine book of devotions; evidently a de-luxe production, and probably commissioned for a special gift.

Original Condition

Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 14

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


With initials and leafy stems in gold and colours forming half borders.

Other available descriptions

  • Otto F. Ege, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe XII-XVI century, c1940
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