I know nothing about medieval manuscripts, so I will be breaking one of my golden rules if I do bid on it, but - how often do you find early 15th century, illuminated vellum pages for sale at a price you can afford?
This one (I am told) is Italian, and from around 1400 A.D. or a little later. I am told this by the inscription below it, in it's 1930s frame-mount. Having attended a fuck-rough Secondary Modern school, I have no Latin - let alone ancient Italian Latin written in this script.
But I like the idea of buying it, so - if I get it at the right price of around £100-£200 (if that is the right price) - I may be it's proud owner by the end of the week.
Then what do I do? I suppose sell it on at as much profit as I can realise, but in order to do this, I need your help.
Can anyone translate the general meaning of the text before the middle of the week for me? (click on image to enlarge, of course). I'll give you a little prize - honest.