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Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Wednesday 06th December 2017: 10:30am GMT

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Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Hammer Price: £750

Full Lot Details

Latin Bible.- Single leaf from a Latin Bible, manuscript on parchment, in Latin, double column, 39/40 lines, written in a round and broad early gothic hand, traces of soiling (?glue) and minor repairs to lower margin, without any loss, c. 366 x 301 mm., probably Italy, end of 12th century.

⁂ An almost complete leaf from a large folio format Bible - a fine example of the transition from late Carolingian to Gothic script. The text is elegantly written on parchment of high quality, and distinctive elements of the script suggest that the original manuscript could have been produced in Italy.

The leaf contains a substantial part (with loss of a few lines at top and bottom) of chapters 5 and 6 of the Second Book of Chronicles, from 5:9 ('paululum fuisset extrinsecus') to 6:14 ('similis tui Deus in coelo et in terra').

Full Lot Details

Latin Bible.- Single leaf from a Latin Bible, manuscript on parchment, in Latin, double column, 39/40 lines, written in a round and broad early gothic hand, traces of soiling (?glue) and minor repairs to lower margin, without any loss, c. 366 x 301 mm., probably Italy, end of 12th century.

⁂ An almost complete leaf from a large folio format Bible - a fine example of the transition from late Carolingian to Gothic script. The text is elegantly written on parchment of high quality, and distinctive elements of the script suggest that the original manuscript could have been produced in Italy.

The leaf contains a substantial part (with loss of a few lines at top and bottom) of chapters 5 and 6 of the Second Book of Chronicles, from 5:9 ('paululum fuisset extrinsecus') to 6:14 ('similis tui Deus in coelo et in terra').