French Leaf from a Breviary ca. 1300-1325
Gothic script is characterized by fusions, clubbed feet, left tilting text, and close lettering. There are both uncial and vertical “d’s: and open and closed “a’s”. Book hand took longer to write, but the results are more precise and there is more attention to detail.
Breviary. France. ca. 1300-1325. Leaf Measurement 208 x 151 mm. Text Measurement 143 x 104 mm. Text; Sophonias 1:1-11, Zacharias 1:1-10, Malachias 1:1-5. Script: Gothic Libraria.