Interpretation of Hebrew Names from a Pocket Bible
Single folio on vellum. Northern France, probably Paris, ca. 1250: 179 mm x 125 mm (justification 116 mm x 77 mm). Double column, 46 lines. Foliated 549 in pencil in lower right margin of the recto. Decoration: alternating red and blue one-line initial A’s; one red paraf; cadels on letters of top line. Text: “Interpretation of Hebrew Names” from Asarel “carcer dei” to Asaroddon “uictor.” Provenance: from a fragmentary bible, quires and leaves of which began surfacing in Europe in 2006. Leaves from the manuscript have been in two sales (Sotheby’s 6 July 2006 lot 12(a); Sotheby’s 4 December 2007 lot 6). The “Interpretation of Hebrew Names” came from neither of these groups. Condition: clean, with wide margins.