Manuscript facsimile of the Ten Commandments, in Latin. by GUTENBERG…

Manuscript facsimile of the Ten Commandments, in Latin. by GUTENBERG BIBLE. [S. B. GAYTHORPE. < >

~ Manuscript facsimile of the Ten Commandments, in Latin. Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria), 1926].

Calligraphic manuscript on a single parchment leaf (c. 300 × 160 mm), 36 lines, black ink with rubrics, decoration in gold. In an old wood frame, glazed (unexamined out of the frame). Manuscript label to verso with the scribe’s initials.

A fine manuscript facsimile of the Ten Commandments (Exodus, 1-17), slightly reduced from the text of the Gutenberg (or 42-line, or ‘Mazarin’) Bible. It was made in 1926 by a Barrow-in-Furness engraver, antiquary and astronomer S.B. Gaythorpe. Formerly in the collections of James Dearden.

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