Manuscript leaf of canon law

ILLUMINATED LEAF

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MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM A CANON LAW TREATISE, CIRCA 1510

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Manuscript leaf of canon law. England, circa 1510. Single vellum leaf (4 by 5-1/2 inches), scribed in red and black inks; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 12 by 15 inches. $750.

Interesting manuscript leaf from a treatise on canon law, circa 1510, featuring 22 lines of Latin text and two decorative two-line red initials.

This leaf is from a Latin treatise on canon law, scribed in England circa 1510. The recto comprises 22 lines of text in a loose secretarial hand as well as two two-line red initials and occasional red text accents. The lack of gilded illumination suggests that this treatise was probably intended for use by a student rather than by a law professional. Pencil notation ("570") at bottom of leaf.

Fine condition.

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