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    Sale 2425 | Lot 84
    Price Realized: $9,375With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2425 Lot 84

      (MANUSCRIPT LEAF.) Illuminated vellum leaf from the Llangattock Breviary with 5 4-line initials in colors and gold depicting the prophets Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, and with 2 vertical bars with floral extensions in colors and gold on each side. Latin text written in gothic script in brown and red ink, 30 lines, 2 columns, recto and verso. 270x201 mm; attached to mat with masking tape along bottom edge of one side, faint mat burn along edges of both sides. Ferrara, 1440s

      Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

      Leaf from an illuminated manuscript made in the 1440s for Leonello d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and known as the Llangattock Breviary for having belonged to the Rolls family, who were ennobled as Barons Llangattock. Already fragmentary when auctioned on their behalf in London in 1958, the manuscript was subsequently broken up.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $9,375