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

Original Condition

Page Height 180 – 185 mm
Page Width 125 – 130 mm
Height of Written Area 90 mm
Width of Written Area 60 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 14

Book Decoration and Musical Notation

Persons: 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.



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.