(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, chapter numbers and running titles in red and blue, two two-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, and AN EIGHT-LINE HISTORIATED INITIAL DEPICTING A STANDING PROPHET HOLDING AN OPEN SCROLL, painted mostly pink and blue with gold dot embellishments, the top of the capital extending well into the margin. Margins with some contemporary corrections and a few notes in a later hand, including a manicula. Vellum a little darkened, a bit of general soiling and light wrinkling, but overall a very attractive leaf, the colors of the large initial still extremely rich.

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