Handsome Missal Leaf with Text from Christmas Eve Mass
Handsome Missal Leaf with Text from Christmas Eve Mass.Single folio on vellum. Germany, ca. 1475: 370 mm x 277 mm (justification, 248 mm x 174 mm). Double column, 35 lines. Ruled in diluted ink, and written in a bold Gothic script. Some instructions to the rubricator in plummet. Decoration: multi-line initials in red or blue; capitals touched in red; running heads in red; rubricated. Provenance: from the collection of Otto F. Ege; see S. Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts (Cayce, SC, 2013), Handlist 33; collection of William Chmurny (d. 2013). Condition: excellent, except for very trivial cockling, a minor vellum repair made during manufacture, and evidence of hinges at top and sides.