M5925 John Writing His Gospel, Illuminated Manuscript Leaf on Vellum, Paris, c. 1240. A genuine leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible. Latin gothic micro-minuscule script, ruled in gray and hand-written in black ink in two columns of 43 lines, on vellum. One hand- illuminated Lombard style initial of John Writing on verso. His symbol, an eagle, is evident at the bottome of the miniature . Large initial “H” on recto in blue and rust with white tracery. This leaf contains text from Luke 24:25-John 1:1-28. Size: 6 ¼ x 4 inches. Mat size: 8 x 10 inches.