M6406 An illuminated leaf from the ‘St Albans Bible’, France (Paris), c. 1330-50.
46 lines , containing the text of Deuteronomy 6:24-9:7, with 3 two-line illuminated initials, each with a border extending the full height of the page and expanding into the upper and lower margins with ivy-leaf sprays. It has been proposed that it is one of two Bibles recorded as obtained for St Albans by Michael of Mentmore, Abbot of St Albans 1335-49. (see C. de Hamel in Fine Books and Book Collecting, 1981. Size: 295 x 198 mm.