Physical Description

Size and Format

This particular book is approximately 8 1/2 inches x 11 to 12 1/12 inches.


The format of the book is folio or single larger pieces of paper that are folded several times resulting in single pages.


This Bible is also clearly written on paper not velium or parchment. If you look very close at some of the pages, there are visible watermarks. Although actual paper had been invented in China as early as 240 BC, the process itself slowly made its way to Europe. paper mills eventually arrived in Spain with Muslims. The first actual paper mill outside of Spain as built In Italy around c. 1270. However, just because the invention of paper had arrived does not mean that paper production was cheap. In fact, it was cheaper to use animal skins for writing because the process of paper making was tedious and time consuming.

Foliation or Pagination

As for any markers indicating the page number, there are none.



The type used for this work is the Gothic style. This may have been for several reasons, but the most obvious is that the clear letters and words allow viewers to easily read the text. The text itself was printed solely in black ink. but one can easily tell that there was hand printed drawings and historiated lettering added to the text. In addition to the added colored lettering, there are some pictures/designs throughout the book.



Clearly after looking at this piece, it is obvious that the book had been rebound.


From looking at this new binding, it appears that it may have been rebound sometime during the 19th century. The pages in this book were also cut to fit the binding. The top. bottom, and side of the book are perfectly straight, meaning that it must have been cut at a later time.

Endleaves & Flyleaves

Endleaves and flyleaves are simple unprinted pages at the beginning and end of books. This version of the Bible does have both. In addition to these unprinted pages, the book also has additional pages. perhaps from when the book was rebound.


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