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Biblia Sacra – 1250 – LEVITICUS 17-19


“Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself”


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LEVITICUS 17:7-19:37. “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” (19:18). Illuminated on fine, thin vellum, in northern France, c.1250. Full headings; 6.5″ x 5.0″. Two scrolling initials in Red and Blue, left columns. Rubricated throughout, 47 lines per col., 9 lines per inch. Red painted edge. EXCELLENT condition; strong ink; shaved lower margin; a few marginal notes (see pics). COA on premium “gold leaf” paper w. gold seal. A fine example of an early “pocket bible” suitable for carrying on the Crusades. Text includes the rightly famous command: “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” cited by Jesus as one of the two greatest commandments, and cited by Paul as the fulfilling of the Law. For larger manuscripts, see the “Bifold Portfolios” category.

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Bible / Date

Biblia Sacra / 1250-1350




6.6" x 4.8"