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    Six Leaves from a Thirteenth-Century Illuminated Pocket Bible

    [Illuminated Manuscript Leaves on Vellum]. Six leaves from a thirteenth-century pocket Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France, thirteenth century].

    Twelvemo (5.4375 x 3.5 inches; 138 x 89 mm.). Justification: 3.8125 x 2.5 inches; 98 x 64 mm. Forty-six lines. Double columns. Two leaves with six-line illuminated inhabited initials in red, blue, white, and gold, with elaborate column-length extensions in the margins. One is at the beginning of the book of Proverbs, with the text beginning "Parabola Salomonis filii David regis," and depicts Solomon teaching Reboam. The other is at the beginning of the first book of Paralipomenon (I Chronicles), with the text beginning "Adam, Seth, Enos," and depicts the three Jewish patriarchs. Two-line initials in alternating red and blue with elaborate penwork infill and extensions. Capital strokes in red. Book titles in the top margin continuing from the left to the right pages in alternating red and blue capitals. A few very early ink annotations. The leaves are in excellent condition, and are matted, framed, and glazed together (not inspected out of the frame).


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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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