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Old Testament Bible; Machabees: Manuscript Leaf - Bible: Old Testament: Machabee - 1888. 
(Penciled identification on lower left edge, possibly by Otto Ege, reads: 13 cent Fr. Commnity [13th century French Dominican (?) Community]. - Size of manuscript leaf: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4", loosely mounted in an 8" x 10" cream & gold-surfaced card "frame", with a cut-out center section to display the leaf (leaf is completely removable & without tabs, or paste-marks) Text consists of 48 lines of small, hand written Latin lettering in brown ink, with an initial letter I in red with blue foliation & red & blue chapter numbers & heading on verso: MACH'. Text is I Machabees, parts of chapters 1 + 2.(Initial I beginning chapter 2: In diebus illis surrexit mathathias filius iohis. filii symeonis [In those days arose Mathathias the son of John, the son of Simeon]). Written on a very thin vellum, with minimal signs of age-related wear or soiling from heavy use; left-hand edge shows slight trimming, light tanning to fore-edge. (Scan shows front of the leaf with numeral I at top, chapter number II on side, initial I; paper frame not shown, but provided). In fine condition. Most likely from one of the sets of the various series of the "Original Leaves from Famous Books" or Bible Leaf sets, prepared & published by Cleveland, Ohio based artist & art instructor, Otto Ege (1888-1951), or an "extra" owned by Otto Ege & later by our founder, Peter Keisogloff (1900-95). We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the details given in the penciled identification, but this is a genuine hand written vellum Bible leaf, (not a facsimile) and was made during the 13th-15th century period in Western Europe. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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