Canberra, The Australian National University Library

Maggs Bros., European Miniatures and Illumination & Calligraphy also early writing from Egypt. Bulletin No. 11. London (November 1982) , 17

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 Lines: at least 14

Number of Columns: 1

Book Decoration


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