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"GENTLE LADY OF MERCY, MOTHER OF PITY"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Rouen, France, circa 1470.

Beautiful illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, featuring a poignant miniature of the Pieta, three lines of an Old French prayer, stunning borders, and an elaborate three-line initial. $9000.

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“GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON: AND TO THE HOLY GHOST”

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Northwest France, circa 1450-75.

Exquisite illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, an exceptional, large, domed, hand-colored image depicting the Crucifixion, with the Latin text of the Ave Maria on the verso, most rare. $8800.

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"HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED, SHALL BE SAVED"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Possibly Bruges, Belgium, circa 1460.

Lovely oversize illuminated leaf from a Belgian Book of Hours, circa 1460, featuring a small miniature of Saint Mark the Evangelist and the Lion; 19 lines of text from the Gospel Lessons; one two-line initial; and a handsome border. $6700.

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"THIS IS WHAT THE LORD HAS COMMANDED TO BE DONE"

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from Medieval Bible. England, circa 1240.

Large illuminated leaf from a 13th-century English Bible, scribed in Latin and taken from Leviticus 2-11, with eight one-line initials, eight one-line numerals, a heading, and elaborate scrollwork, all in red and blue. $2500.

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