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Italian Antiphonary Manuscript on Vellum Italy Bologna 1450
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Italian Antiphonary Manuscript on Vellum Italy Bologna 1450

Very beautiful rarity: Italian antiphonary with hundreds of hand-painted initials. Very filigree brushwork in red and blue decorates the musical stave in 7 lines. The manuscript contains a very aesthetic and large initial in blue and pink colouring decorated with extraordinary ornaments. 209 leaves, published in Italy, probably Bologna.
SIZE:
about h 54.8 cm x w 39.0 cm x d 9.5 cm

10.990,00 €

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Very beautiful rarity: Italian antiphonary with hundreds of hand-painted initials. Very filigree brushwork in red and blue decorates the musical stave in 7 lines. The manuscript contains a very aesthetic and large initial in blue and pink colouring decorated with extraordinary ornaments. 209 leaves, published in Italy, probably Bologna.

DESCRIPTION:
antiphonary, Latin manuscript on vellum, published in Italy, probably Bologna, about 1450.
The volume contains 209 vellum leaves in large format, bound in dark brown leather cover. The vellum leaves include Latin text and a 7-line notes system with black quadratic notes on red lines. The text is decorated with hundreds of hand-painted initials (about 2 cm high) in red and blue, surrounded by blue and red filigree ornaments. Moreover there are 59 even more splendid initials with a height of about 6 cm, painted in blue and red with filigree docoration also in red and blue. Furthermore you find a wonderful large initial with colours and gold, but unfortunately it is damaged due to a cut out. 

BINDING:
- binding in leather of the time over wooden boards
- wide ribbons in leather as clasps
- 8 brazen humps and two fittings

SIZE:
about h 54.8 cm x w 39.0 cm x d 9.5 cm

WEIGHT:
11.31 kg

COLLATION:
- 1 blank leaf new
- 209 leaves content
- 1 blank leaf new

CONDITION:
- in good till satisfying preservation
BINDING:
- restored long time ago, but again with defects
- partly hit and rubbed
- fittings at the front cover missing
- 1 ribbon loosen, preserved
PAPER:
- good and strong vellum quality
- new blank leaves
- leaves with stains, age-appropriate toning, about 40% of the leaves with strong toning
- some marginal defects
- large initial with defect: missing center detail due to a cut out
- first 2 leaves with rubbings
- partly worm holes
- in between manuscript by another hand

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