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Bound manuscript, 1,181 p.
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Biblia Sacra. Produced in France in the first half of the 13th century. There are 45 double column lines to the page in a small gothic hand on fine vellum, ornamented with 63 illuminated and 73 historiated initials. Most of them have red and blue decorative columns extending to the head and foot of the text. The text is in Latin.
Text is lacking the opening leaves; the bottom right corners of both the third leaf and the final leaf are missing. It was rebound at McMaster University in the 1980s.
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Manuscript originated in France; its later provenance is not known. It was acquired sometime before 1960.
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