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Miscellaneous manuscripts (Large), ca. 1125.

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Standardized title:
Bible. O.T. Samuel, 2nd. Selections.
Publication:
ca. 1125.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 leaf)
Subjects:
Absalom, son of David.
Form/Genre:
Fragments.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 12th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Language:
In Latin.
Summary:
Vellum leaf from an Italian giant Bible, ca. 1125, trimmed and folded from use in a binding. The text on the recto is 2 Samuel 14.29-15.16 (part of the story of David's son Absalom; the page heading identifies the book as 2 Kings, as it was known in the Vulgate), written in a rounded Italian protogothic script, in 2 columns of 38 lines, with probably 4 lines lost at the bottom of each column due to trimming. The text on the verso is effaced. Running headings (Lib[er] on verso, Regu[m] II on recto) and a 2-line initial in red. A marginal roman numeral marks the beginning of Chapter 15 in the first column, and there is a guide letter to the left of the chapter number, but the initial has not been added.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Julia B. Leisenring Book Fund.
Provenance:
Sold by King Alfred's Notebook (Cayce, S.C.), cat. 5 (2011), no. 10.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Web link:
The Julia B. Leisenring Book Fund Home Page
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