Leaf on vellum from Graecismus of Evrard de Bethune.

Germany: 1386.

Manuscript leaf, 215 x 170 mm., fine calligraphic initial at top of each page, on recto enclosing sketched head of a man, capitals touched in red, 26 lines in gothic hand.

The initial D which begins the text contains a sketched head of a man. This decoration is characteristically German, and is very similar, for example, to the decoration in a late-thirteenth-century Bamberg Bible, sold at Sotheby's London in December 1998.

The initial D which begins the text contains a sketched head of a man. This decoration is characteristically German, and is very similar, for example, to the decoration in a late-thirteenth-century Bamberg Bible, sold at Sotheby's London in December 1998.

This leaf has come from a fragment of eight leaves, the last with part of a dated colophon recording that the manuscript was completed before the feast of St Hedwig (16 October) 1386. This leaf contains lines from Book 10 of this grammar in Latin verse.

Price (AUD): $2,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909742

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