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Auction 100, Lot 509

"[Bible Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1300 (circa)



4.8 x 7 inches
12.2 x 17.8 cm
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A fine vellum leaf from a very early French manuscript Bible. Though the Bible was organized into a single volume in the 13th century it was not until the 15th century that it was divided into verses. The text on this leaf is finely written in two columns with headings at the top of the page. Blue and red initials mark the beginning of each chapter with delicate penwork into the margins. This leaf is written in a very fine, regular, hand, ten lines per inch. The text is from the book of Ezechiel, beginning with chapter 40,41 to 42,18. This leaf is particularly interesting for the error that the scribe made - on the verso he left out an almost complete verse and added it in the margin.


Condition: A

A bit of minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/12/2002