An almost complete large folio leaf, double columns of 40 lines written in a good rounded romanesque hand in dark brown ink, ruled with a hard point; one contemporary correction in light brown ink; recovered from use in a binding and with slight wear and soiling, part of top line trimmed away, small repaired holes at foot, but generally in excellent condition. [366 x 301 mm (365 x 222 mm)]
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in Latin, 2 Chronicles 5,9–6,32; an almost complete large folio leaf
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