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French Pocket Bible

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French Pocket Bible from the Book of Ezekiel.Single folio on vellum. France, ca. 1250: 199 mm x 137 mm (justification, 135 mm x 86 mm). Double column, 56 lines. Ruled in plummet. Decoration: multi-line red and blue initials with contrasting penwork; alternating red and blue initials in running heads and chapter numbers. Text: Ezekiel 28.19 <ob>stupescent … 31.17 descendent. This folio has innumerable cruces and corrections, including the re-location of a chapter number on the verso. Condition: the vellum is so thin that the ink has slightly burned through it in places; it must be held up to a light to see the effects of this caustic ink.

Price: $200

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