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LATIN LITURGICAL MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [15th century]
The book retains its remarkable original binding. The text block is protected by a double layer of parchment and paper from the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. The spine is strengthened with two stripes of thick leather. Sewing is original. Book binding design see description from Catalog of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, Volume I: MSS 1-250, by Barbara Shailor.
Approximate size: 220 x 170 x 30 mm. The outer envelope is stitched from two pieces of parchment with text on both sides. The inner cover layer is paper with text on both sides. Text block: paper 212 x 154 x 22 mm. Two watermarks with motif of crown and bull's head. 103 leaves, text on 190 pages, 16 pages without text. The handwriting of several authors, brown-black ink, gothic cursive, locally numerous initials. The text block locally slightly dirty and in a very good condition.
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