Chapter 300 Illuminated Manuscript Leaves Offered For Sale Here First

Before I put these 15th century illuminated manuscript leaves up for sale at my website, I thought I’d offer them for sale through the blog first. Description and price follows each picture. Recto and verso of each leaf are shown.

Leaf #1


and Verso:


Bar border in pink and gold on each side of the page, three quarter borders composed of blue and orange acanthus, coloured flowers, gold leaves on hair-line stems, 2 two-line initials on burnished gold grounds.

Measures 4 x 5 1/2 inches. 17 lines of text in a rounded gothic hand.

Leaf #2


And Verso (the image should appear the same size as the image of the front of the leaf. I’m having trouble loading this image, though, so I’m not sure how it will appear on your screen. Email or leave a comment below if you’d like additional scans.

LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, Paris, ca. 1420. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. $500


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7 responses to “Chapter 300 Illuminated Manuscript Leaves Offered For Sale Here First

  1. WJM

    If you’re looking to make room (and a bit of money) I’d definitely start listing on Those Sites.

    And neat – I just discovered that I can type “index, biblio., notes” with just the right hand, while the left hand confirms that the book does, in fact, have “index, biblio., notes”, almost as quick as I can two-handedly!

  2. matthew

    Those are really beautiful — great find!

    Speaking of listing on “Those Sites”, do you list of Amazon or Ebay or ABE? Do you find them worth your time for the market you’re in?

  3. Rob Dückers

    Is leaf #1 still available? If not, what are your current offerings on manuscript leaves?

    Many thanks,

    Rob Dückers

  4. Thanks for asking. All of the illuminated manuscript leaves have sold. If you’re interested in being notified when I have other leaves for sale, please send me an email with your contact information.

    books AT bookhuntersholiday
    DOT com

  5. Roger Martin

    If you have any illuminated manuscripts for sale in the future, would you be kind enough to notify me please.

    Many thanks,

    Eoger Martin

  6. Carmen Dominguez

    Hi. Just found your site. If you ever have any more illuminated manuscripts for sale, please let me know. Thank you, Carmen

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