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Auction 142, Lot 733

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1290 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

3.1 x 5.1 inches
7.9 x 13 cm
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This is a page from a so called "Paris bible," written in Paris at the end of the 13th century. These pocket bibles were often used by students since they were so easy to carry. In order to make it a pocket bible, the script had to be extremely small and the vellum very thin. There is one large initial in blue, red and gold and three initials in red and blue pen work, with extensions in the margins. The text is from the beginning of the Book Ecclesiastes, starting with the large initial V: "Verba ecclesiastes filii david regis [h]ier[usa]l[e]m."


Condition: B+

Lightly toned with tiny spots in top blank margin.

Estimate: $750 - $850


Closed on 11/28/2012