TEXT FROM THE OPENING OF THESSALONIANS.

(France [probably Paris], ca. 1260). 160 x 100 mm. (6 1/4 x 4"). Double column, 43 lines in a fine gothic pearl script.

Attractively matted. Rubrics in red, capitals struck in red, running titles and chapter numbers in red and blue, small capitals with penwork embellishment, an attractive three-line initial with convoluted infill in various colors, and A FIVE-LINE "P" DEPICTING SAINT PAUL WITH A SWORD AND A SCROLL, THE INITIAL WITH A FINE PATTERNED TAIL EXTENDING FAR INTO THE LOWER MARGIN. Headlines slightly trimmed, the vellum a shade less than bright, otherwise quiTe a fine leaf--clean, fresh, smooth, and altogether well-preserved.
(ST12778-0702)

Keywords: Bibles