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[Illuminated leaf from Bible] : [manuscript].
Catholic Church.
[France, between 1320 and 1340?]
[1] leaf : vellum, col. ill. ; 295 x 201 (188 x 128) mm.
Book, Manuscript
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[France, between 1320 and 1340?]
De Hamel, C. Fine Books and Book Collecting, 11-12.
contents note
Jeremiah 10:24 - Jeremiah 13:13.
general note
Decoration: Recto and verso with floriated illuminated two-line initials at head of each verse in blue, pink, and gold with full-length illuminated bar borders terminating in ivy leaves. Illuminated verse numbers in blue and gold, pen-flourished in red and blue. llluminated running title in alternating gold and blue with blue and red pen sprays.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 46 lines; frame-ruled in ink with double vertical lines near gutter.
Ms. leaf.
Origin: Produced in France, probably Paris c. 1320-40. Original Ms. contained two historiated initials in the style of Jean Pucelle. Cf. De Hamel, 12.
Provenance: Original Ms. possibly commissioned by Richard de Bury and probably bought by Michael of Mentmore for St. Alban's Abbey. Sold by Sotheby's as entire Ms. with sixteenth-century vellum binding in 1964, later disbound. Cf. De Hamel, 12.
Script: Written in a gothic hand.
Shelfmark: Toronto, Robertson Davies Library, Gurney Pam 0004.
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With 22 mm. repaired fleabite on lower right of recto.
Bible with text from the Book of Jeremiah.
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