3.6 Medieval & Renaissance Literature

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MS in Middle English on paper, England, 1532-1541, 2 ff., 29x20 cm, 2 columns, (22x16 cm), 47-49 lines in Tudor secretary script.
MS in French on paper, Paris, ca. 1475, lines in a distinguished lettre bâtarde, headings in red, illuminated initials in burnished gold on red and blue grounds with white tracery, initials in red and blue with coloured flowers on burnished gold grounds, very large miniatures, by a workshop associated with Maître François.
MS in Italian on vellum, Firenze, Italy, ca. 1450, in a cursive humanistic book script by the scribe of "the remarkable Venice Silius", Marc. Lat.XII.68 (possibly Mariotto Nori).
MS in Latin on vellum, Padua(?), Italy, late 14th c., in a Bolognese rotunda Gothic book script of medium quality, blue initials throughout, blue initials flourished in red introducing sub-sections, illuminated initials in full colours and gold with marginal leafy sprays and spangles by a Paduan artist.
MS in Latin on vellum, France, ca. 1350, in a very neat compressed Gothic book script of medium grade and quality, headings in red, initials in red or blue with penwork infilling and marginal flourishing in purple or red, many medieval notes and marks including pointing fingers and grotesque faces.