M5764 Leaf from a Bible, Manuscript on Vellum, Paris, ca. 1250. A genuine leaf from a Bible, in Latin, on vellum with marginal glossing. St. Jerome translation written in a beautiful minute gothic hand in brown ink with versal initials touched in red. Chapter initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork. The text is taken from II Maccabees 8:23-10:20. A beautiful leaf from one of the first hand-held Bibles ever made. Size: 5 ¾ x 3 7/8 inches. Mat size: 8 x 10.