Fragments (object portions) Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century. Manuscripts, Medieval.
Fragmentary strip from a liturgical manuscript on parchment copied in France in textualis script, probably in the 15th century, cut and used as a printing mask or frisket sheet. The unidentifiable text on the strip is 22 text lines high, along the inner edge of the former leaf. Areas of the parchment are cut away where characters were to be printed in red. Lines of text in red ink, a byproduct of printing the desired characters in red, are indistinctly visible over the manuscript text on the recto side of the fragment.
Fragment found in the binding of a folio Greek and Latin Bible in three volumes (Paris: Apud Nicolaum Buon, 1628; Darlow and Moule 4674) during restoration, 1990s. Sold at auction at Dominic Winter Book Auctions (South Cerney, England), 6 April 2016, lot 428. Sold by Richard Linenthal, 2016.
Two other frisket sheets found in the bindings of the same volumes were also offered for sale at Dominic Winter Book Auctions, 2 March 2016, lot 331 (in Savage, Elizabeth, Early modern frisket sheets: a regularly updated census, Version 4 (April 2017), p. 59), and 6 April 2016, lot 247 (now owned by David Nathan-Meister, Savage Census, Version 4 (April 2017), p. 50).
Listed in Savage, Elizabeth, Early modern frisket sheets: a regularly updated census, Version 4 (April 2017), p. 60.