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Leaf from a Paris Manuscript Bible, circa 1310

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Sold as Otto F. Ege's Original Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D. Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950, this collection consists of 37 original Bible leaves in mattes with descriptive labels. Three items are manuscript pages, while an additional 34 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1200 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

For preservation reasons, the leaves have been separated from their mattes, and enclosed in mylar. However, each matte and descriptive label has been retained with its original leaf where possible.

The descriptions consist mostly of transcriptions of the labels written by Ege.

Dates

  • circa 1310

Biographical / Historical

Latin Vulgate version written in Gothic script, seven lines to the inch, on fine vellum. The calligraphy and ornamentation on the page deserve close inspection. This form of writing is in marked contrast to the minute, much abbreviated and angular text of the preceding century.

Extent

From the Collection: 5.3 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, one portfolio box)

Language

Latin

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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