[Bible] C13th the Book of Lamentations ch.1-3 in a minuscule and heavily abbreviated script on parchment. England, c.1250-75
Leaf size 157mm x 115mm; written space 119mm x 75mm. Red initials and some words rubricated with blue ink decorated flourishes in the margins. Old mount marks. The leaf framed in a card mount with a pencil note: Ege s #77 ca,1275 Rhineland miniature Bible fine letters 1/32 in high. Another pencil note from prior owner dated to 1956. Mount size 354mm x 294mm. This is from a Bible catalogued by Scott Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts, 2013, no.245. Ege thought it to come from the Rhineland, while Gwara identifies it as English.