NEW! Monumental German Lectern Bible ex Otto F. Ege
Mammoth Lectern Bible from Germany ex Otto F. Ege. Single enormous folio on vellum. Germany, ca. 1450: 446 mm x 305 mm (justification 309 mm x 200 mm). Double column, 46 lines. Ruled in diluted ink. Decoration: three two-line initials alternating red and blue with contrasting penwork extending at least ten lines in the margins; running heads in red or blue with recto a later correction; chapter numbers in red. Text: Isaiah 30.10 que recta sunt … 33.8 Dissipa. Provenance: From the collection of Otto F. Ege; see S. Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts (Cayce, SC, 2013), Handlist 233; collection of William Chmurny (d. 2013). Condition: excellent; slightly wrinkled, thinning and chipping to bottom edge, slight spots and stains here and there; in original Ege mat.