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Facsimile of the Washington Manuscript of The Four Gospels in the Freer Collection
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1912 - 1/435. Folio (13 3/4 x 11"). Xpp (Text), [1] leaf (colored plate), 372pp (Facsimile plates), [1] leaf (colored plate). Contemporary 3/4 brown peppbled leather over beige cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the spine. Raised bands. The Washington manuscript of the Four Gospels (designated as Washington Manuscript III by the Freer/Slacker Gallery),which is commonly dated to the late fourth or early fifth century, is regarded as the third-oldest Greek parchment codex of the codex of the Gospels in the world. The first quire of John, however, is written in a second hand and is evidently a replacement for a lost or damaged quire. The parchment is mostly sheepskin and is badly yellowed with age. The color of the ink is dark brown, and has been reproduced as closely as possible in the facsimile. This single-column manuscript contains thirty lines per page and measures about 8 x 5 1/2" (24 x 20 cm). The covers of the Freer Gospels are two wooden panels depicting the four Evangelists, and their facsimile reproduction was made by M. L. Piazza (H. Piazza & Cie., Paris, France). The facsimile pages were made using the photo-gelatin process of the Heliotype Company (William C. Ramsey) of Boston. One of 435 copies, of which this is No. 71. Binding with light rubbing to extremities including the spine, and some light rubbing and scratches to the covers. Library stickers at the tail of the spine and the top left of the front cover. Interior with library sticker and a few markings in pen at the interior front cover. Library ink stamps at the top and borttom of the book block. Binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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