Please check out my other auctions for more similar manuscript books as well. Manuscript book on Theology and misc. Normal wear from being from the late 1500s to early 1600s. Beautiful very small neat calligraphy from the time. Pages have wormholes mostly around the edges of the pages, and going through some words here and there, but mostly in the unwritten areas.
Pages are very thin, but very sturdy. Some pages are pretty dark ink, and some are lighter but all is very readable if you know the language, which I do not.
Book exterior, is worn, but very solid and tight. Beautiful patina in its entirety. Edges of pages are all uniform, as you can see in the photos.
Measures about 9 x 7 x 2 inches. Approximately 872 pages written on, or half as many leaves (both sides). The item "16th C-17th C. Theology Manuscript Book Calligraphy Handwritten 872 Pages RARE" is in sale since Monday, May 17, 2021.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "weezie24" and is located in Lakeland, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.