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Accession 1500, Medieval Manuscript Collection
Folio Bible. Single folio on vellum. England (possible Cambridge), ca. 1220-1240: 276 x 200 mm, written area 193 x 112 mm. Double column, 60 lines. Decoration: alternating red and blue initials with contrasting penwork. Large initials at chapter headings with penwork flourishes down the margin. Chapter numbers added in the margins. Related fragments suggest that the volume came from a monastic library. A medieval price for the manuscript recorded on the last page: “centum solidi” (100 shillings=five pounds). Possible owned by Thomas Lever (1521-1577), Master of St. John’s College, Cambridge and possible sold on 29 may 1786 by Sotheby’s. Item #6 from the portfolio entitled “Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts,” assembled by Otto F. Ege of Cleveland (d. 1951) and marketed by his widow from 1954.
276 x 200 mm, written area 193 x 112 mm
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Accession 1500- Med MS 4B
Holy Bible, Latin Bible, Medieval Bible, English Monastic Library, Monastic Works, Folio, Vellum