SALE! Radiant Austrian Bible
Type: Leaves & Fragments
Illuminated Bible of Excellent Quality. Single folio on paper. Austria, ca. 1450: 308 mm x 220 mm (justification, 237 mm x 148 mm). Double column, 87 lines. Frame-ruled in diluted ink. Decoration: 16-line initial F in green on colored grounds with tendrils and swags in vibrant hues and gold bezants emanating from it; multi-line gold initials with similar swags, all brightly colored; rubricated. Text: the very end of Mark’s Gospel, a “praefatio” and “prologus” to Luke’s Gospel and Luke 1.1 to the middle of chapter 3. Condition: still fresh and bright; the gutter has been professionally restored with a strip of paper.