Eerste Historiebijbel (Deel 2)

The Bible Retold

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Book printing enabled far more books to be produced. Yet not everyone was immediately enthusiastic about this new medium. Manuscripts continued to exist in parallel with printed books, such as this fifteenth-century History Bible on parchment. At the beginning of each new section (in this case the fourth book of Kings) there is an illumination with a richly decorated initial beneath it. The red and blue letters and the red lines around the text add structure. This makes it easier to read.


Eerste Historiebijbel. Deel 2. Utrecht, midden 15e eeuw. Den Haag, Meermanno: 010 A 019.

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