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Guilty Indulgence

I took delivery of my facsimile copy of the Macclesfield Psalter today.  It's English.  It's 14th Century.  It was way too much money.

It's luscious!!!

I need to tape "Dirty Jobs" tomorrow night - Mike is making vellum.


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Nov. 25th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Ooooh! Wanna see! Will you be at Yule?
(wanna see Herself too!)
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
We will - we're working gate, and I'm bringing some things for feast.
Nov. 25th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's been far too long since I saw you last.
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
The vellum one is old, but especially funny in parts. You'll want to keep it... :)

Tonight I am raiding my own library for sources on something.
Otherwise, I am going to use The Master of Mary of Burgundy for the 5th time, because I love the cadells, and the illumination has what I want - even if it's not "different" right now.
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
No - this one is new. Are you thinking of the episode at the tannery? We'll be at barony meeting, so I'll have Bob put a tape in.

I don't know why I keep buying books when I'm this inactive. Wishful thinking?

Mary of Burgundy is never wrong. :-)
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
Aha - yes I was probably thinking of the (nasty, filthy, glad I couldn't smell it) tannery. :)

I'll be at the meeting tonight too, as long as work doesn't hold me up. I don't know if Ryan is coming along, although he doesn't have to.

Not wishful thinking. Addiction. C&I books aren't just a bad habit (says the pusher who gave her new apprentice Mira Calligraphae for her belting/birthday gift).

Mary of Burgundy is never wrong, but I keep wondering how many I'll do in a lifetime before I get tired of it. Certainly not now, I still love the pages with the cadells and panels. Maybe I'll stop after like, 20 of those scrolls. ;)

I found the source I was looking for, though. Painted Page, plate 92. Plutarch's Parallel Lives. Using the cap, and the bottom part of the page. And it's in a legible script! Woohoo!!! :D
Nov. 25th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
That was a lovely exhibit. I still remember the piece that they used as cover art - it's HUGE. I also remember that Aelfgifu gave me no end of grief about the piece in plate 16. I asked if the putti were doing what I thought they were doing, and she accused me of having my mind in the gutter. Then I read her the wall plaque describing it, and it turned out I was right.

That was a fun trip.
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