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Litany

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New Haven, CT, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 3), no. 30

Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts) LIS 464 (Fall 2017) observations

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 180 – 185 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 125 – 130 mm

Height of Written Area: 90 mm

Width of Written Area: 60 mm

Number of Lines: 14

Number of Columns: 1

Book Decoration

Persons (Illuminators): Both sides of the fragment have been decorated on the three outer margins with rinceaux in blues, reds, and gold. . Initials and line fillers in gold and colors.

History

Provenance:

Offered by Bernard Quaritch cat. 240 (1905), no. 230 and cat. 290 (1910), no. 253; Sold by Quaritch to C. L. Ricketts in 1922; C. L. Ricketts, in S. de Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada I:634, no. 116; Sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries, 23 February 1939, lot 217; Dismembered by Otto Ege or an associate; Leaves used as No. 30 in Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts” portfolio; Aquired by the Beinecke Library, Yale University from the Ege family in 2016.