TEXT FROM THE END OF HOSEA AND THE BEGINNING OF JOEL.

(France, mid-13th century). 152 x 103 mm. (6 x 4"). Double column, 50 lines of text in a very fine gothic pearl script.

Attractively matted. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, headings and chapter numbers in red or blue, the latter with penwork extensions running the length of the text, two two-line initials in red, and two illuminated initials in colors and gold as well as A SEVEN-LINE "I" WITH A SMALL DOG'S HEAD BITING ONTO THE FIVE-LINE ASCENDER, AND A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED INITIAL DEPICTING THE PROPHET JOEL READING FROM A SCROLL. With a few words of contemporary marginalia. With overall slight darkening, tiny loss of gold from the prophet's nimbus, but an excellent specimen, quite clean, smooth, and otherwise well preserved.
(ST12778-0526)

Keywords: Bibles