Bifolium from an Italian Missal


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Bifolium from Italian Missal. Single folio on vellum. Northern Italy, ca. 1450: 285 mm x 204mm (justification, 212 mm x 152 mm). Double column, 26 lines. Decoration: 11 alternating red and blue initials with contrasting penwork; 3 similar one-line initials; rubricated. Text: Octave of the Ascension on the first folio, a complete mass followed by seasonal instructions in red; the second folio contain some of the prophetic lessons and ancillary texts for the vigil of Pentecost. Cited Scriptural texts include 1 Pt 4.7 estote … 4.11 Christum; Io 15.26 cum venerit … 15.20 dixi vobis; Is 4.1 Apprehendent … 4.6 pluvia; Baruch 3.9 Audi quis int<ravit. Condition: internally very clean and bright, but externally soiled.

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