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MS81-01 Historic Bible Pages Collection

Pages from antique Christian Bibles.

Historic Bible Pages Collection

Collection Title: Historic Bible Pages Collection

Series Number: MS81-01

Processed and Cataloged by: Sarah Hardaway

Date Listed: October 1, 2020

Date Span: 1240-1612

Size of Collection: 0.5 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 1 box.

Type of Material: Religious text on animal and plant-based paper.

Condition of Material: Good to fair.

Arrangement: Physical size.

Biographical / Historical Information: Christian Bibles were once hand-lettered on paper made from animal skin. Starting in the mid-1500s, people printed text for books with pre-made typeset and used more plant-based paper. The Christian Bible was and is still translated into many languages from the popular English versions.  

Scope and Content: This collections provides original examples of various methods and wording used in making and writing the Christian Bible from 1240 A.D. to 1612. The collection includes Algonquin and Latin language Bible pages and one example of a page hand-lettered on uterine vellum paper.

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