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Item No: mca0340051
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 5r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Jerome's Prologue to the Bible
Notes: The thirteenth century saw the development of small, portable bibles. Romanesque bibles had been large-format, grand productions. In order to create an easily carried, single-volume bible the script became extremely small. In this example, the scribe wrote eight lines to the inch.

Because so much had to be written in a small space, these portable bibles contain very little, if any, illustration. Although there is no figural imagery, the manuscript is still quite decorative, with red and blue chapter numbers and running titles and elaborate flourished initials.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1583652
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1260
Image Dimensions Width: 252 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 34

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