M1553 Leaf from a Book of Hours, France, c. 1450. A single leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, on vellum. Text written in black ink with ruling and rubrics in red. Versal initials in blue or gold with contrasting penwork. Large initial "E" in gold leaf on a ground of grisaille with white tracery. This initial opens a text from Isaiah 38, "Ego dixi…." Size: 6 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. Mat size: 8 x 10.