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Psalms with Psalm Tituli from an Unusual Pocket Bible

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Psalms with Psalm Tituli from an Unusual Pocket Bible. Single folio on vellum. Northern France, ca. 1265: 159 mm x 104 mm (justification, 118 mm x 75 mm). Double column, 43 lines. Decoration: multi-line initials in red and blue with contrasting penwork; alternating red and blue initials in the chapter numbers; one-line versal initials alternating red and blue. Text: the final verse of Psalm 84, all of Psalms 85-87; Psalm 88 verse 47. Provenance: apparently from a bible sold by Sotheby’s (20 June 1989 lot 36) and broken. Condition: soiled and trimmed with loss of portions of chapter numbers in the right margin.

PRICE: $295

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