PSALMS 90:13-97:5 [Latin = 89:13-96:5, though here unnumbered due to the early date]. Handwritten and Illuminated/Painted in Paris, France, c. 1240, at the Johannes Grusch Atelier (Workshop), on finest vellum, 6″ x 4″ with 7 medium initials in RED and BLUE, 81 small initials, double column scroll work; rubricated throughout. EXCELLENT+ condition; bright and sharp. Very fine example of the smaller “Pocket bibles” used for extensive traveling, as well as of the famous Johannes Grusch Workshop. The Psalms here recount the reasons for praise rightly rendered to God, the font of all blessings upon those “in the shadow of the Almighty” (91:1). While most 13th century manuscripts are small, for easy transport, the rarer ones are larger, up to 14″ tall. For these larger manuscripts, look under the category “Bifold Portfolios”.