(Italy[?]: 12th century). 396 x 570 mm. (15 5/8 x 22 3/8"). Double column, 34 lines in a square script.
Mounted on thick, vellum-like modern paper. A few marginal notations and a line of text in Italian in a later hand, remnants of a stamp (probably from its use as a binding). Recovered from a binding and therefore quite browned and with the text on the back obscured by binder's glue, small losses to the gutter and the corners, but still a good, presentable specimen and very legible on the one side.
Despite the losses sustained from its later use as binding scrap, this item has many positives: it is mostly intact, a bifolium and not just a single leaf, and comes from a desirable part of the Bible, relating the story of Abraham. Good early specimens of Hebrew script are increasingly difficult to come by. (ST14022)
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PJP Catalog: 72.005