11-16-2014 11-16-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2764B Boston
November 16, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Antiphonary, France, 15th Century.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2764B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Antiphonary, France, 15th Century.
Manuscript on parchment, 164 of 168 leaves, original leaf numbering on the verso of each leaf in red, in the upper corner, the numbering beginning at two, leaves 22, 23, and 25 not present; four or five leaves with the blank margins trimmed away, larger initials in a later hand/style, medium-sized initials with many grotesque faces throughout; the text consisting of musical notation, with short mentions of feast days, and the litany of the saints; dark brown to black square notes on a red four-line staff, six staves per page, in a single column, ruled in ink, later notes, prayers, and other marginalia throughout, in Latin and French; bound in 19th century half sheepskin and marbled paper boards, early manuscript waste as front flyleaves, parchment blanks after the text, some staining and damage to the text, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

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Antiphonary, France