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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 142r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) mermaid suckling infant mermaid or merman in upper margin; 2) hybrid cleric, wearing almuce, or wolf skin, and holding processional cross with both hands in right margin; 3) hybrid man, wearing hat, holding pitcher in right hand and stick in raised left hand, in lower margin. Text from end of suffrage to Anna.

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