(France, mid-13th century). 152 x 102 mm. (6 x 4"). Double column, 51 lines in a very fine gothic pearl script.

Attractively matted. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, headlines and chapter numbers in red and blue, two-line initials in red or blue with trailing penwork in the contrasting color, A FOUR-LINE HISTORIATED INITIAL in blue, pink, red, and burnished gold SHOWING SAINT JOHN OF PATMOS WRITING THE APOCALYPSE, the initial with a five-line ascender and A 14-LINE DESCENDER in colors and gold TERMINATING WITH A FLOURISH IN THE TAIL MARGIN, AN ADDITIONAL ZOOMORPHIC element extending from the final seven lines of the other column to the tail edge of the page. With neat marginal emendations in a tiny script. Vellum not as bright as it could be, a tiny nick to the initial descender, otherwise A VERY FINE LEAF, clean and smooth with comfortable margins, attractive decoration, and shining gold.

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