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Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Wednesday 06th December 2017: 10:30am GMT

Latin bible leaf

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Bible (Latin) Leaf from a large Latin Bible, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, single leaf, text block: 305 x 205 mm., double column, 32 lines, written in a late German Carolingian hand, one three-line initial 'I' (opening: 'In illis diebus surrexit Matathias') painted in red, 3 two-line initials painted in red (two holding baubles), recto with running title 'machabeo[rum] i.' written in red, slightly scuffed and stained, a few tiny holes, only in one case affecting a single letter, some lines of text erased owing its re-use in a binding, c.428 x 302mm., Germany, mid-12th century.

⁂ A single complete leaf, folded in half, and used in a binding for a book in quarto format. The leaf comes from a dismembered large-size Bible, produced in a medieval German scriptorium and copied in a large Carolingian hand, evidently for lectern use. The text contains the final part of the first chapter of Maccabees I (1: 53-67, incipit: 'haec fieri cogerent'), and the first part of the second chapter, 2: 1-32.

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Bible (Latin) Leaf from a large Latin Bible, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, single leaf, text block: 305 x 205 mm., double column, 32 lines, written in a late German Carolingian hand, one three-line initial 'I' (opening: 'In illis diebus surrexit Matathias') painted in red, 3 two-line initials painted in red (two holding baubles), recto with running title 'machabeo[rum] i.' written in red, slightly scuffed and stained, a few tiny holes, only in one case affecting a single letter, some lines of text erased owing its re-use in a binding, c.428 x 302mm., Germany, mid-12th century.

⁂ A single complete leaf, folded in half, and used in a binding for a book in quarto format. The leaf comes from a dismembered large-size Bible, produced in a medieval German scriptorium and copied in a large Carolingian hand, evidently for lectern use. The text contains the final part of the first chapter of Maccabees I (1: 53-67, incipit: 'haec fieri cogerent'), and the first part of the second chapter, 2: 1-32.