This is a reproduction of a double-sided folio from the Kennicott Bible.
The front features intricate geometrical designs with gold, as well as exquisite floral decoration surrounding black and red text. The reverse side depicts various fables, such as an army of long-eared rabbits besieging a lone wolf in his castle. Rabbits can be seen carrying crowns and scepters in the rear of the army.
The Kennicott Bible is one of the most lavish mediaeval Spanish manuscripts in existence. This completely vocalised Bible with massoretic notes, hand-written in a clear Sephardi script of the Middle Ages, was lavishly illuminated and bound into goatskin box binding, blind-embossed on all six sides. The Bible is a treasure of the Bodliean Library in Oxford, England and named after Benjamin Kennicott, the English Hebraist (1718-1783) who continued the English tradition of studying the Hebrew bible.
Each Kennicott Bible facsimile is printed in up to 12 colors on specially made parchment paper and burnished gold was copied by laying metal leaf by hand. Produced in England by Facsimile Editions.
12-1/2"t x 10"w