Auction 101, Lot 525

"[Bible Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1300 (circa)

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4.8 x 7 inches
12.2 x 17.8 cm

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 Gospel of St. Mark: 1:38 to 4:14. There are three initials in red and blue penwork and the name of the evangelist is written at the top of the page in two parts.

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Condition: A

Some soil in margins.

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/4/2002

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