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Inventory / Breviary.


Single folio on vellum. Southern France or Italy, ca. 1380: 185 x 133 mm (justification 123 x 84 mm). Double column, 30 lines. Decoration: alternating red and blue two-line initials with contrasting penwork (red on blue, purple on red); rubricated. Text: seasonal instructions for using the breviary when the dates are near to, or coincide with, major feasts. Condition: mottled, stained, and worn but survives in its original (small) mat from the 1930s. Provenance: Otto F. Ege of Cleveland (d. 1951). This was one of Ege's earliest manuscript purchases; see S. Gwara, Otto Ege's Manuscripts (Cayce, SC, 2013), Handlist 170.

Price: 250