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Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper

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Breviary.- Single leaf, manuscript on parchment, single column, 24/25 lines, written in a neat late Carolingian hand with a few features more angular, some capitals set out, one blank space for initial, some marginalia in a different hand, this same hand has drawn a detailed pen-portrait of a man's face, slightly scuffed and water-stained, small folio, 261 x 188 mm., possibly France, 12th century.

⁂ This leaf from a twelfth-century Breviary contains part of the readings for the Dominica in Quinquagesima, and in particular the final part of Luke:18 (from 'adsumpsit Iesus duodecim discipulos suos' until the end), as well as the first part of the homily De illuminatione caecitas humanae by Gregorius Magnus. The original liturgical manuscript was probably produced in a scriptorium located at a Cistercian monastery.

Full Lot Details

Breviary.- Single leaf, manuscript on parchment, single column, 24/25 lines, written in a neat late Carolingian hand with a few features more angular, some capitals set out, one blank space for initial, some marginalia in a different hand, this same hand has drawn a detailed pen-portrait of a man's face, slightly scuffed and water-stained, small folio, 261 x 188 mm., possibly France, 12th century.

⁂ This leaf from a twelfth-century Breviary contains part of the readings for the Dominica in Quinquagesima, and in particular the final part of Luke:18 (from 'adsumpsit Iesus duodecim discipulos suos' until the end), as well as the first part of the homily De illuminatione caecitas humanae by Gregorius Magnus. The original liturgical manuscript was probably produced in a scriptorium located at a Cistercian monastery.