(France, mid-13th century). 124 x 80 mm. (4 7/8 x 3 1/4"). Double column, 47 lines in an appealing gothic pearl script.
Capitals struck in red, rubrics in red, running title and chapter numbers in blue and red, two two-line initials in blue or red with contrasting penwork stretching the length of the page, one four-line initial painted blue on a pink ground and inhabited by a small hybrid creature, and A SEVEN-LINE INITIAL ENCLOSING A PROPHET (DOUBTLESS NAHUM) UNROLLING A SCROLL, the letter painted pink with white highlights on a blue ground. A repair to the outer upper corner of the recto partially obscuring a small area of text, vellum a little wrinkled, otherwise in excellent condition, the initials perfectly preserved.
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PJP Catalog: 70.357