(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, four two-line initials in blue or red with contrasting penwork, and A SIX-LINE HISTORIATED INITIAL DEPICTING SAINT PAUL HOLDING A SWORD AND A SCROLL, THE TAIL EXTENDED ALMOST THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE PAGE AND INCORPORATING THE HEAD OF A SMALL BEAST, the whole initial painted pink and blue with gold embellishment. Headlines and trailing decoration at bottom just slightly cut into, a hint of overall gray to the vellum, otherwise in excellent condition, the leaf smooth and fresh, and with the initial well preserved.

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