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    [Illuminated Manuscripts]. Group of Five Leaves from A Medieval Manuscript Bible. [Paris, France: circa 1250-1275]. Original illuminated manuscript leaves on vellum, in Latin. With forty-six or fifty lines of double-column text in a fine Gothic script. Very good. Leaves from Ecclesiastes, Zechariah, II Machabees, and Genesis.

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    A Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible
    Paris, France, c1250
    On Vellum, in Latin, (135 x 90 mm.), 46 lines of double-column text in fine Gothic script
    Text
    Historiated Initial V, "Visio Isaiah filli..." Isaiah 1:1-2:6, follows variant of an appendix or ending prayer to Ecclesiasticus?
    Illumination
    Smudged (from devotional use?) image of the Prophet with Uzziak, Jotheham, Ahaz, or Hezekiah; or depiction of swords and spears beaten into plowshares and pruninghooks (Isaiah 2:4)?
    Leaf worn from use, crease and tear (repaired) on recto inside column.

    A Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible
    Paris, France, c. 1250-75
    In Latin, on Vellum, 145 x 100 mm. 50 lines of double-column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script.
    Book headings, chapter numbers, and versal initials in alternating blue and red with contrasting penwork.
    The Book of Zechariah Chapters 1-3
    Zechariah prophecies the rebuilding of the Temple.

    A Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible
    Paris, France, c1250
    On tissue-like vellum, in Latin, (135 x 90 mm.), 46 lines double-column text in fine Gothic script.
    II Machabees 5:17-7:4

    A Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible
    Paris, France, c. 1250-75
    In Latin, on vellum, 145 x 100 mm. 50 lines of double-column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script.
    Book headings, chapter numbers, and versal initials in alternating blue and red with contrasting penwork.
    The Book of Genesis Chapters 38-41
    Joseph interprets the Pharoah's dream

    A Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible
    Paris, France, c. 1250-75
    In Latin, on Vellum, 145 x 100 mm. 50 lines of double-column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script.



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