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Title   Victorian Album of Illuminated Leaves

Binding   Full Morocco

Book Condition   Near Fine

Seller ID   002947

N.d., circa late 19th century. Small folio-sized. 33.5 by 26 cm. With twelve leaves, each framed by heavy card and windows allowing for the viewing of both the verso and recto of the leaves. In all but two instances, the illuminated leaves are decorated on both sides, with a total of 22 pages with illumination of some kind. Twelve of the pages are of illuminated pages of text, as typify Medieval monastic workmanship. Most of the other pages are of coats-of-arms. The texts are in a Medieval French, or a Norman French that became the court language of England after the Norman conquest, and it would appear that the unifying element of all the pages, other than an exquisite beauty, is genealogical. In all probability the texts were either copied or closely derived from texts accessible to the artist. The front board leather has a square shadow over much of its surface where another book must have once sat for a long time. Rubbing along the joints and edges. Light scattered soiling of the illuminated leaves. The leaves remain very bright.

Price = 3500.00 USD



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