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  • M6943 (recto) A Leaf from the "St. Alban's Bible", Paris, c. 1330-50.  

Leaf from a Bible once owned by the great St. Alban's Abbey, 2 columns, 46 lines, with three illuminated initials at the beginning of I Corinthians 5, 6, and 7 with leafy extensions prolonged almost the full height of the page.  Size: 286 x 198 mm.
  • M6943 A Leaf from the "St. Alban's Bible", Paris, c. 1330-50.  

Leaf from a Bible once owned by the great St. Alban's Abbey, 2 columns, 46 lines, with three illuminated initials at the beginning of I Corinthians 5, 6, and 7 with leafy extensions prolonged almost the full height of the page.  Size: 286 x 198 mm.

M6943 Leaf from the 'St. Alban's Bible', Paris, c. 1330-1350

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M6943 Single Leaf from a Bible of St. Alban’s Abbey, Manuscript on Vellum, France, Paris, early 14th c.

This leaf comes from a Bible once owned by St. Alban’s, England’s greatest royal abbey of the Middle Ages, and was produced by a distinguished Parisian workshop of the Pucelle circle.  It was probably one of “duas bonas biblias” given to St. Alban’s by Michael of Mentmore, who died in 1349 of the Black Death.  Each of the two columns of text is accompanied by a full-length bar border sprouting ivy tendrils.  Three two-line versal initials in blue on a ground of gold open chapters 5, 6, and 7 of I Corinthians. Written in a gothic liturgical hand in brown ink with chapter heading and running titles in blue and gold with alternating red and blue penscroll tracery. Size: 11 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches.

 

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