(France, mid-13th century). 153 x 103 mm. (6 x 4"). Double column, 50 lines in a very fine gothic pearl script.

Capitals struck in red, rubrics in red, running title and chapter numbers in blue and red, two one-line initials in red or blue, penwork decoration in red and blue emanating from the chapter numbers and extending into the lower margins, TWO FIVE-LINE INITIALS, ONE INHABITED BY A KING PERFORMING A BLESSING, the other decorated, both painted pink or blue on contrasting ground, the head or tail jutting into the margin, embellished with dots of gold. Just a touch of minor soiling, otherwise in fine state, with very well-preserved initials.

Keywords: Bibles