(Leaf Book)

The Gothic Script of the Middle Ages. Together with: an Original Leaf from a Gothic Manuscript Collectar.

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1939. Small quarto. 17pp. One of 71 copies printed for David Magee at the Grabhorn Press. Apropos of its subject matter, Schulz's essay on Medieval culture and Gothic script is printed in an intricate script with a large opening initial in gold. Supplied leaf from Ege Folio 47 faid in after the essay. The manuscript leaf is illuminated on every line, most laid over startlingly bright blue fields with detail work in white, and others against rose with similar decoration. Less standardized than a missal or a psalter, a collectar is a volume containing the collects, or prayers, chapters, and subsidiary matter pertaining to the divine offices of a church. Light rubbing to corners, else a fine copy bound in henna-figured silk over boards, with vellum spine label lettered in gold. Lacking original tipped-in leaf; replaced with supplied leaf laid in. Item #30150

(Grabhorn Bibliography 322; BCC #3; Chalmers 83).

Price: $950.00

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