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Miscellaneous patristic texts on Saint John Climacus and the Scala paradisi
Italy, Florence, Dec. 4, 1488
MS M.496 fol. 93r

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Initial Q enclosing floreate ornament. In left margin, band of floreate ornament emerging from pot supported by merman. Hanging from cord around his neck, escutcheon decorated with crow perching on branch, holding gold ring in beak, emblem of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.

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