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French Manuscript on Vellum about 1440,
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French Manuscript on Vellum about 1440, "Sainte Marguerite"

Very rare French manuscript on vellum about 1440, out of it the "Vie de sainte Marguerite d´Antioche", 18 leaves with big miniature, initial and bordure in gold and colours. Auburn maroquin of the 18. century, floral gilt on spine, book with gold edges and marbled endpapers.
SIZE: Vellum leaves about  H 16,7 cm x B 12,0 cm
                         Cover about  H 17,6 cm x B 13,0 cm

3.490,00 €

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French Manuscript on vellum about 1440, out of it the "Vie de sainte Marguerite d´Antioche", 18 leaves with a big unique minature, initiale and bordure of gold and colours. Auburn maroquin of 18. century, floral gilt on spine, book with gold edges and marbled endpapers.

DESCRIPTION:
19 lines, dark brown Textura, yellow classed and fine red layout of the line, some single -  line Lombard initials in Red and Blue, the first page with beautiful rare presentation of saint Margareth getting out of the dragon, under four lines text "Apres la sainte / passions. / Jesucrist alassen / tions.", all in decorative ornamental floral and tendril bordure  - one of the eldest und most popular versions of the life of saint Margareth of Antioch. "Depuis la fin du XIII´e siècle, une version anonyme s´est complètement substituée aux précédentes:on en connaît plus de cent manuscrits du XIV ´e et du XV´e siècle: elle est connue sous les deux vers initiaux "Apres la sainte passion / Jesucrist, a l´ascension". Cette vie a été publiée maintes fois depuis la fin du XV´e siècle (note: référence à Brunet, Manuel du libraire, sous Vie de saincte Marguerite et adoptée par la Bibliothèque bleue; note: référence à Ch. Nisard, Hist. des livres populaires, 2´e éd., II, 167; Wace, La Vie de sainte Marguerite, ed. H.- E. Keller, Tüb. 1990, S. 14, Nr. 4 u. ausführl. Anm. 41). Rather broadband, just slightly stained, wonderful painting in good order, the original vacant last page with Latin additions from the time of 1500, the elegant cover only little rubbed.


COLLATION:
- 18 vellum leaves, not numbered
- later attached respectively 2 empty pages on the anterior and 1 empty page on the posterior book spine
- marbled paper included later

COVER:
- auburn maroquin of the 18. century with floral spine gilding

SIZE:
Vellum leaves: ca. H 16,7 cm x B 12,0 cm
Cover:                ca. H 17,6 cm x B 13,0 cm

CONDITION:
- generally in good and very good preservation
Cover:
- scuffed and stained, small defects in the leather
- edges and borders with small defects

Vellum leafs:
- age-appropriate toning and staining
- vellum partly with slight curling

 

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