Large 15th Century Italian Antiphonal Leaves Early Music Manuscripts Illuminated

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller woodhall4all (1,911) 100%, Location: Custer, South Dakota, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 233005516024 I am pleased to offer ... A unique item from "A Gentleman's Library: Ex Libris Myles Standish Slocum" A Large Hard Cover Folder made from 4 separate music Leaves. 2 have Illuminated Gold Initials. 2 have beautiful large Initials . 2 pages are early 4 line stave music (early 16th century). The gold illuminated Large initials are very nice. 2 pages are 5 line stave music with Large initials with amazing pen work in contrasting color. The large B puzzle initial is beautiful. 1) The leaf starts with a stunning red initial “M” with a flurry of contrasting blue penwork. It begins the phrase, “Missus est Gabriel angelus ad Mariam virginem desponsatam Joseph.” (the Angel Gabriel to a virgin espoused…) The large blue “E” begins the line “Ecce ancilla domini” (behold the handmaiden of the Lord). The final red “I” begins “Joseph fili David” (Joseph son of David…) The real glory of this page is the exquisite and detailed decorative penwork. In abbreviated Medieval Latin. Part of the fun of this page is picking out the obsolete letter forms, odd word breaks, and the shifting rules of how words are abbreviated.This leaf is from an Antiphonal, Italian, probably 15th century with the music on 5 line staves in a fine Italian hand with rubrics in red. Dimensions 21 ½” x 15 3/8”. Slight water damage to the top right of the leaf and insect damage to the bottom right, but neither affecting the text. Water damage to the second to last line of text, but no smudging of the ink. Slightly cockled and mostly erased on the verso otherwise with the ink dark and unflaked. 2) This page has several wonderful, now obsolete, medieval abbreviations. In the last line alone the third word is “super” with the first letter being the tall or long form of “s” and that final “P” with the funny line through it being “per.” The next word is “omnis” with the “n & i” being left out as indicated by the mark above (called a macron).The red “O” begins “Orietur sicut sol salvator mundi et descendet in uterum virginis sicut imber super gramen” which is the Antiphon to the song of Zacharias. (As the sun rise like a shower over the grass as the Savior of the world down into the womb of a virgin.)The “B” is a magnificent puzzle initial with a red decorative penwork surround and a blue penwork with contrasting red dots infilling the letter. Christmas day: first vespers after the usual invocation of the divine assistance.The final blue “M” with contrasting blue penwork begins “magnificat rex est pacificus super omnis reges univer…” roughly (king of peace king above all kings in the earthly realm…)This leaf is from an Antiphonal, Italian, probably 15th century with the music on 5 line staves in a fine Italian hand with rubrics in red. Dimensions 21 ¼” x 15 ½”. Although this leaf has some condition issues; mostly spotting, it doesn’t affect the text whatsoever. The page is lightly cockled and rubbed, but otherwise not bad for being ~500+ years old. 3) I may ad the description of the 2 Illuminated leaves if my friend interprets them for me .. If not, I am sure you collectors are quite capable of reading them yourselves. A beautiful item here. One Of A Kind. There are 4 separate leaves attached (glued somehow) to the hard cover folder . The Folder is in 2 pieces and the leaves show wear from age and use . I am not sure of the condition of the opposite side of each leaf because of them being attached to the folder, nor do I know if one could somehow remove them . The 4 leaves show holes, wear , coloring etc. Not in perfect condition but very cool. 2 pages have gold illuminated Initials, the other 2 pages have large Initials not in gold. My aunt remembers items being stored in this folder in the Pasadena Home Library. Closed the folder measures a very large 15.75 by 21.75 inches so open is very large at 31.5 by 21.75 inches. The folder & Leaves are in somewhat rough condition but this is a very Impressive and unique item from the Myles Standish Slocum collection. Myles Standish Slocum was my Aunts Grandfather. His library in Pasadena, California was considered one of the top 10 small libraries in the country.He had a large collection of manuscripts and 1st edition books. I am selling for my Aunt, it belonged to her Grandfather, Myles Standish Slocum. International Shipping is Done through The ebay Global Shipping Program Please ask questions before bidding or buying !! & Please pay with-in 3 days of auction ending ! Yes I combine shipping .. Just wait for a final invoice before paying. Thanks so much .. Bryan (Dakota Gypsy) Condition: There are 4 separate leaves attached to the hard cover folder . The Folder is in 2 pieces and the leaves show wear from age and use . I am not sure of the condition of the opposite side of each leaf because of them being attached (glued) to the folder, nor do I know if one could somehow remove them . The 4 leaves show holes, wear , coloring etc. Not in perfect condition but very cool. 2 pages have gold illuminated Initials, the other 2 pages have large Initials not in gold., Type: Illuminated Manuscript Antiphonals, Language: Italian Latin, Original/Facsimile: Original, Date of Publication: 15th Century

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