Item No: mcai430032
Title: Initial P with Ahaziah falling out of the window of his palace, beginning the Book of II Kings
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Initial P with Ahaziah falling out of the window of his palace, beginning the Book of II Kings
Lewis E M 43:3-6 are sister leaves. It appears that each bifolium was removed from the same Bible to be re-used as a folder to hold legal documents. The upside-down inscriptions at the bottoms of this bifolium and its sister leaves, all dating to the sixteenth century, make reference to sales and acquisitions between various parties, indicating that these bifolia might have been recycled and used as folders for holding legal documents. The inscription on this folio makes reference to a sale between the Jesuits of Parma in Italy and Marchesa Cattarina Landa.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Roger S. Wieck in dating and localizing these leaves.
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Lewis E M 43:3