Original leaf from a folio medieval manuscript Bible. Written in formal gothic textura minuscule in two columns of forty-six lines per page on animal vellum. The leaf measures 290 x 200 mm - 12 x 8 inches.
Illuminated running heads in blue, red and burnished gold with blue and red tracery; full-length marginal stem with tendrils and leaves painted in burnished gold, white, blue, pink & red.
Paris, c. 1320-40.
From a Bible once owned by St. Albans - England’s greatest Royal Abbey in the Middle Ages !
This leaf contains text from III Kings (King James Version: I Kings) 1:25 – 2:27: ''Et principes…'' (And the captains of the army…King David answered & said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king. And the king swear, and said: As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, Even as I swear unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead…Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly…).
Shipped in archival 16x12'' mat.