ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT MISSAL, Spain, late 16/early 17th century]
Lot 183
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT MISSAL, Spain, late 16/early 17th century]
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,569) inc. premium
Lot Details
MISSAL, on vellum, 56 leaves, ruled in brown for 8 lines per page (written space 130 x 80mm.), black and red ink in a clear Gothic bookhand, 31 DECORATIVE INITIALS, including 24 2-line (c.38 x 40mm.), and 7 3-line (c.52 x 45mm.) with decorative border on 2 margins, the initials mostly gilt (some incorporating a face) on various coloured grounds, one with image of a stork in centre, several with floral decorations in centre, the border decorations include floral motifs, one putto holding a vase, one peacock and other ornaments, some soiling (to approximately 20 leaves, one border worn), modern vellum, 8vo (172 x 120mm.), [Spain, late sixteenth/early seventeenth century]


  • Provenance: bookplate of Josephine Dockar Drysdale, who in 1889 purchased the Radley Hall estate after the death of previous owner Sir George Bowyer, founder of St. Edmund's Church in Abingdon.
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