M4083 A genuine leaf from a Gradual, manuscript on vellum, Spain, c. 1600. Latin text written in a large gothic hand in black ink with five-line staves and rubrics in red. Large initial “A” painted in red with blue penwork opens a melismatic “Alleluia”. Calligraphic initial “J” in black in with a yellow wash. This initial opens a text “Justus germinabit” derived from the book of Hosea, “The just shall spring like the lily….” The chant is for the feast of St. Joseph.Size: 20 ½ x 14 ¾ inches. Mat size: 24 x 18 inches.