Leaf from a Missal

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Creator

(Uknown)

Title

Leaf from a Missal

Date

c. 1500

Coverage

Germany

Description

This single parchment leaf, largely unremarkable for its textual content, demonstrates the materiality of the book. The wear marks and trimming show that it was used as a binding for a subsequent volume and cut down from its original size. In the classroom it stands in contrast to the French leaf for its sturdier parchment and rougher hand, as well as much different condition due to post-medieval use.

Source

From the collection of Alisa K. Beer

Format

21x26 cm.