including the lives of Saints Rufina and Secunda (10 July; Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina no. 7359)

Italy, c. 1100–1120.

A complete large folio leaf, double columns of 48 lines written in a good rounded late Carolingian hand, brown ink, ruled with plummet, large (14-line) initial ‘R’ (Rufina) on the verso, in red and brown ink, filled with entwined leafy vine ornament, 3-line incipit in red capitals, numeral ‘clxxvii’ in the upper margin of the verso, staining and wear (including some small losses to the initial) from use in a binding, but a complete leaf with full margins. 460 x 357 mm (336 x 212 mm)

£4000

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A complete leaf from a very handsome large folio Passionale, containing the series of lections from the Lives or Acts of the Saints read at Matins on their feast days.