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LOT 0431

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EUR (€) 1,170 - 1,630
USD ($) 1,260 - 1,770

Current bid: £1,000 (+bp*)
(14 Bids, Reserve met)

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(14 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £1,000
MEDIEVAL BIFOLIUM FROM A DISMEMBERED PSALTER
ENGLAND, CIRCA 1340 A.D.
23 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. (2.65 kg, 60 x 45 cm).

Vellum 'two-page spread' with stitching holes flanking the central column; left page with dense bastarda script in black ink with green and red versals and ornament; right page with large initial majuscule 'D' and floral panels extending across the upper edge of the text and down the left margin, the bow of the 'D' filled with dense leaf, tendril and floral detailing, text of Psalm 110. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
with Sotheby's, London, 7 December 1999, no.9.

CONDITION