Illuminated Leaf from C13th Psalter
Illuminated Leaf from C13th Psalter
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Illuminated Leaf from C13th Psalter

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Manuscript, single leaf in Latin from prayerbook written approx. 1280s in the Low Countries on vellum. 19cm x 14cm. !6 lines. Initial drop cap 'E' to recto and 'N' to verso. Interesting variety of 2 colour red and blue, ink decorated line fills. In very good condition. There is some faint ink inscription in an early hand. An attractive and large leaf from such a book. 

Psalm 127.1 Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum, in vanum laboraverunt qui aedificant eam. Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem, frustra vigilat qui custodit eam. “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” 

Psalm 128:1 Beati omnes qui timent Dominum, qui ambulant in viis ejus. Labores manuum tuarum quia manducabis: beatus es, et bene tibi erit.  “Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.