75 Leaves from a Medieval Manuscript Pocket Bible

By: The Workshop of Johannes Grusch [?]

Price: $7,500.00

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75 Leaves. 4 13/16 x 3 3/8 inches. Latin Vulgate text written double-column, 47 lines per page, red and blue running heads identify the books of the Bible, two-line initials alternating in red and blue indicate the opening of each chapter and some of these with much larger descenders, some pages with red and blue scroll work along the full length of the margins, chapter numbers indicated in alternating red and blue Roman numerals, red rubrications, the text represents 15 books from the Bible, and The Interpretation of Hebrew Names (8 leaves) which was a common text included in many 13th-century Bibles; occasional small holes in the text of the leaves, many of the running heads indicating books of the Bible have been trimmed with loss, many leaves with light water-staining which does not affect the legibility of the text, the upper outer corner of the vellum leaves are rounded with characteristic rodent damage that is seen in other examples of this pocket Bible recorded in American institutions, does not affect text. Very Good. This manuscript was broken by The Foliophiles, Inc. Leaves from this manuscript Bible were included in "Pages from the Past: Original Pages of Great 1st Editions, beautiful medieval illuminated manuscripts, ancient papyrus, the works of famous early printers and artists, and precious incunabula ornamented with rare woodcuts." Attribution of this leaf to the Johannes Grusch Atelier is based on offerings from Maggs Bros. and research provided by the University of South Carolina Libraries. PROVENANCE: from the private collection of Muir Dawson, of Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA. A summary statement of the leaves included in this collection of leaves from a single manuscript may be had upon request. REFERENCE: Gwara: A History of the Teaching Collection of Early Manuscripts at the University of South Carolina.

Title: 75 Leaves from a Medieval Manuscript Pocket Bible

Author Name: The Workshop of Johannes Grusch [?]

Categories: Medieval Manuscript Leaf on Vellum,

Publisher: Paris, The Workshop of Johannes Grusch [?]: circa 1250

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Seller ID: SFK418-043

Keywords: Workshop of Johannes Grusch, 75 Leaves from a Medieval Manuscript Pocket Bible, Foliophiles