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Saint Jerome.- Bifolium from a very early manuscript of St. Jerome's Commentary on Job, manuscript on parchment, in Latin, single column, 28 lines, written in Carolingian minuscule, scuffed and cockled, one side soiled and script rather erased, a few tears, traces of sewing to central fold, c. 416 x 238 mm in total., Germany, 9th century.

⁂ A bifolium datable to the ninth century from a dismembered commentary to the Book of Job attributed to St. Jerome (PL 26: 619-802), one of the most famous authors and translators from the earliest period of Latin Christianity.

The original manuscript was produced in a German scriptorium, and these leaves were later re-used, folded in half, as a binding to cover a book in small quarto format. The text copied on one side contains a portion from chapter 24 of Jerome's commentary (incipit: 'habebat justiciae aut etiam innocentiae'). The text transcribed on the reverse is quite illegible.

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Saint Jerome.- Bifolium from a very early manuscript of St. Jerome's Commentary on Job, manuscript on parchment, in Latin, single column, 28 lines, written in Carolingian minuscule, scuffed and cockled, one side soiled and script rather erased, a few tears, traces of sewing to central fold, c. 416 x 238 mm in total., Germany, 9th century.

⁂ A bifolium datable to the ninth century from a dismembered commentary to the Book of Job attributed to St. Jerome (PL 26: 619-802), one of the most famous authors and translators from the earliest period of Latin Christianity.

The original manuscript was produced in a German scriptorium, and these leaves were later re-used, folded in half, as a binding to cover a book in small quarto format. The text copied on one side contains a portion from chapter 24 of Jerome's commentary (incipit: 'habebat justiciae aut etiam innocentiae'). The text transcribed on the reverse is quite illegible.