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Breviary with Readings from the Book of Maccabees

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Breviary with Readings from the Book of Maccabees. Single folio on vellum. Italy, ca. 1375: 332 mm x 233 mm (justification, 226 mm x 164 mm). Double column, 29 lines. Decoration: rubrication. Text: 2 Maccabees 1.4 <ad>aperiat … 2 Maccabees 2.1 quod. This is an excellent example of text and layout from a liturgical book that resembles a bible. The text is entirely biblical, but here it is divided by paraphs for liturgical readings. Condition: soiled and creased, with a cantle missing from the lower margin.

Price: $150

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