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This is a reproduction of a double-sided folio from the Kennicott Bible.

The front page features the end of the Book of Chronicles, which is colorfully decorated with an interwoven design. The reverse features a magnificent full carpet page (text-free) in vibrant colors and geometrical shapes that form the opening to the Book of Psalms.

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



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