Lot 3
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St. Luke's Gospel, Glossed, in Latin, twenty-four leaves from a manuscript on vellum

3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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24 leaves (2 complete gatherings of 6 bifolia), foliated in modern pencil in upper right-hand corner "60-83", and in lower right-hand corner "F1-12" & "G1-12", 363mm. by 246mm., biblical text in 25 lines on every second ruled line, inset with gloss on either side ruled for up to 49 lines, written-space 225mm. by 130mm., written in black ink in two sizes of an early gothic script, text consecutive from the end of Luke 13:9 to 21:36, small red and blue initials with contrasting penwork, large decorative red and blue paragraph marks for each marginal gloss throughout, many medieval sidenotes in pen and dry-point, 3 leaves folded, 1 with vertical split up inner margin, otherwise in very good condition

Catalogue Note

These leaves of a Parisian university text are probably to be identified with Phillipps MS. 13805, a fragment of the Gospels of SS. Mark and Luke, subsequently Spurgeon's College, South Norwood, MS. 1, of which other leaves were sold in these rooms, 6 December 2005, lot 2.