(France [probably Paris], ca. 1260). 144 x 93 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/4"). Double column, 43 lines in a very fine gothic pearl script.

Rubrics in red, capitals struck in red, running titles and chapter heading in red and blue, two four-line initials, one with the tail extending far into the lower margin with red and blue penwork embellishments, and the other in blue on a pink ground, attached to a blue and gold bar that runs about half the length of the column, and A SEVEN-LINE HISTORIATED "P" SHOWING THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST, the tail extending the entire length of the column. A two-inch repair to the tail emanating from the bottom of the historiation (affecting 18 lines on recto and verso, costing three or four letters in each line), running title mostly trimmed away, terminal decoration at bottom just grazed, a small, inconsequential repair to one corner, a portion of the inhabited figures also a bit obscured by a light film (probably a bit of glue from the repair), general light soiling; obviously with condition issues, but the initial with very good biblical content story, and a very usable example.

Keywords: Bibles