Atlantic Bible leaf in fine, regular, late Carolingian minuscule [or early ‘Romanesque’ script], Samuel II, circa 1100 – 1150.
Single leaf, on vellum, Carolingian script on both sides, in two columns, 48 lines. 415 mm x 308 mm (16¼” x 12″).
Some discoloration and wear, several brown spots, a few small holes in margins, trimmed close; very good.
A rare and striking leaf from an early Atlantic Bible, so-called because of their large dimensions. (see previous item). The Bibles, about a hundred examples of which are recorded
according the Université de Genève, were produced between the middle of the 11th and the second half of the 12th century in central Italy, a product of the ecclesiastical reform of the second
half of the 11th century. Schøyen Collection, Oslo and London, their MS216