Almost complete leaf from a service book, probably a missal or a lectionary. Germany, c. 1300-
SERVICE BOOK (1350.)
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Seven-line initial "I" in red, some text and initial strokes also in red.Size of leaf: 297 x 197mm. 31 lines of gothic text.
The recto includes Mark 6. 17-29, read on the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist (29 August) and directions for readings on the feasts of Saints Verena (usually 6 September), Magnus (19 August), and Adrian (8 September). The verso presents Matthew 1.1 to 1.11, read on the feast of the Nativity and Conception of the Virgin (8 September). Side margin trimmed with loss of some letters of text at end of lines. Generally good condition.
Stock Code: 42679