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  • M6457 Leaf from a vast Lectern Bible , in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Bohemia, c. 1450]

Single leaf, with double column of 45 lines in a squat and square hand with remarkable angularity to its penstrokes (written space: 290 by 191mm.), running titles in blue or red capitals, pricking for lines remaining, early folio number ‘105’ in upper outer corner, text taken from Ezekiel 16:3-49.  (17 x 12 inches) 433 by 305mm.

From a large and fine manuscript dispersed by Otto Ege (1888-1951), his handlist no. 150, which was acquired by him from the William B. Gourley collection in 1936 (see Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts , 2013, p. 167 and figs. 54-55). Other leaves are recorded in Berea College, Berea, KY., Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
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M6457 Leaf from a vast Lectern Bible, ex-collection Otto Ege, Bohemia, c. 1450

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M6457 Leaf from a vast Lectern Bible , in Latin, ex-collection Otto Ege [Bohemia, c. 1450]

Single leaf, with double column of 45 lines in a squat and square hand with remarkable angularity to its penstrokes (written space: 290 by 191mm.), running titles in blue or red capitals, pricking for lines remaining, early folio number ‘105’ in upper outer corner, text taken from Ezekiel 16:3-49.  (17 x 12 inches) 433 by 305mm.

From a large and fine manuscript dispersed by Otto Ege (1888-1951), his handlist no. 150, which was acquired by him from the William B. Gourley collection in 1936 (see Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts , 2013, p. 167 and figs. 54-55). Other leaves are recorded in Berea College, Berea, KY., Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

 

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