TEXT FROM THE OPENING OF JOB.

(France [probably Paris], ca. 1260). 157 x 102 mm. (6 1/4 x 4"). Double column, 43 lines in a fine gothic pearl script.

Attractively matted. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, headlines in red and blue, recto with a four-line initial incorporating two dragon-like creatures painted in red, blue, pink, and green, with a 10-line descender in colors accented with gold dots, VERSO WITH A SEVEN-LINE HISTORIATED INITIAL in similar colors DEPICTING JOB ON THE DUNG HEAP, being harangued by his friends, with an eight-line ascender in colors accented by gold dots. A little flaking to one face in the main initial, the vellum a shade less than bright, otherwise an excellent leaf, generally clean and smooth with comfortable margins, and with a well-realized Job scene.
(ST12778-0440)

Keywords: Bibles