ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT [Lectionary], Germany (probably Nuremberg), 1478
Lot 80
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT
[Lectionary], Germany (probably Nuremberg), 1478
£2,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,200 - 6,500

Lot Details
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT
[Lectionary], illuminated manuscript on vellum, 52 leaves, early foliation: ff. [1], xxvi, [2], xxvii-xlvii, [2] (the last 2 pasted together), in gatherings of 8 save first leaf (a singleton), and last gathering of four, evidence of 2 removed leaves (probably singletons, probably illuminated) before present f. [1] and after f. xxvi, text in a large gothic textura, 27 lines per page, plus headings, opening 4-line illuminated initial in red and blue with border, rubrics and 2-line initials in red, f. 1v. (table of contents) with 2 simple blue borders, traces of a double-page painted image (probably contemporary) to verso and recto respectively of final two leaves, the lower portion of final leaf cut away, two later coloured miniatures cut from a printed book of hours pasted to f. 1v and xxvir, trace of another cutting removed from verso of the latter, several contemporary vellum repairs (before writing), numerous contemporary and later annotations to preliminaries and margins, contemporary blind-tooled calf, 5 contemporary pink stained tawed leather page tabs, spine defective (largely absent) and stitching loose, 300 x 210mm., justification 215 x 150mm., Germany (probably Nuremberg), 1478

Footnotes

  • A lectionary prepared for the Chapel of Saint Sebald, probably in Nuremberg, with 34 individual gospel and scriptural readings listed on the first leaf, including readings for the major feasts of the year but also for Saint Gall and Saint Sebald. The two final leaves, pasted together, evidently bore a large painted image over two pages (one figure, ?a saint, in an architectural compartment is just visible). Two pages have also been cut from earlier parts of the book and it is likely that these too bore illuminated images. The binding is contemporary Nuremberg blindstamped calf over wooden boards, by the Meister des Plaghal (Schwenke II, 205): particularly clear examples of his repertoire of tools include Lowe 168 & Storch 13, and there are other matches in EBDB.

    Provenance: Chapel of Saint Sebald [?Nuremberg], early notes on front pastedown; unidentified German armorial stamp on first leaf; George Dunn, Woolley Hall, bookplate; E.P. Goldschmitt, morocco book label.
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