Early English Bible
Early English Bible. Single folio on vellum. England, ca. 1220: 278 mm x 202 mm (justification 194 mm x 113 mm). Double column, 60 lines. Ruled in plummet. Foliated 194 in modern pencil. An usual artifact of production remains in the inner margins, where each prick hole made for the ruling is visible. These even show corrections. Decoration: Alternating red and blue capitals in chapter numbers and running heads. Text: Ezekiel 42.3-45.23. Provenance: Possibly owned by Thomas Lever (1521–1577), Master of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and apparently sold on 29 May 1786 by Sotheby’s. From the collection of Cleveland dealer Otto F. Ege; see S. Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts (Cayce, SC, 2013), Handlist 6. Condition: excellent.