Item Info

Item No: mca0283382
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 338v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial U with the Martyrdom of Isaiah, beginning the Book of Isaiah
Notes: This Bible is a typical example of Bibles produced in Paris in the thirteenth century. The small, two-column format and impossibly small script as well as the use of thinner parchment made it possible to create portable Bibles. Prior to this point, the books of the Bible were more often grouped together and produced separately in large volumes. For example, the Gospels or the books of the Pentateuch would be copied as individual manuscripts. Paris Bibles, as these diminutive books are sometimes called, changed the way the books of the Bible were copied. This format continues to be used to this day in modern editions of the Bible.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1543161
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1260
Image Dimensions Width: 159 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 28
Creator Name: Mathurin atelier - Artist

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