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Detailed record for Additional 27210

Part 1 ff. 1-101 
Title Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah'')
Origin Spain, N. E., Catalonia (Barcelona?)
Date 2nd quarter of the 14th century
Language Hebrew
Script Sephardi square script, punctuated
Decoration 14 full-page miniatures in colours and gold (ff. 2v-15), 2 textual illustrations (ff. 44v, 45v), 26 marginal illustrations (ff. 16v, 22v, 23, 26v, 27, 28, 32v, 42, 42v, 43, 43v, 46, 47, 50, 55, 56v, 61, 62, 66, 66v, 67, 67v, 68, 78v, 83, 85). Embellished vertical band between the two text columns (ff. 22v, 23, 55, 56, 61, 66v, 67, 67v, 68, 68v, 70v, 73, 78v, 78v, 85). 36 initial-word panels in gold, many with foliate decoration in colours (ff. 16v, 22v, 24v, 26v, 27, 30v, 31v, 32v, 33v, 41v, 44v, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55v, 56v, 57v, 59v, 61, 65v, 66, 66v, 67, 67v, 68, 68v, 70v, 73, 73v, 78v, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87). 5 initial-words with zoomorphic letters (ff. 31v, 34v, 36v, 38, 40v). Numerous initial words in gold and, silver and in colours.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 190/195 (155/165 x 130)
 
Part 2 ff. 2-16 and 24 
Title Haggadah (the 'Golden Haggadah'')
Origin Italy
Date Beginning of the 17th century
Language Hebrew
Script Sephardic square script, unpunctuated
Decoration Seventeenth-century decorations: one decorated title page (f. 2), one heraldic deivce (f. 16), 13 full borders decorated with leaves on the reverse side of the full-page miniatures framing a mnemonic poem on the laws of Passover and (ff. 3v-15v), one full border decorated with leaves (f. 24). All the seventeenth-century decorations were painted on blank pages of the fourteenth-century codex.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 200 (175 x 150)
 
Official foliation ff. 101 (+ 1 unfoliated paper flyleaf at the end); f. 1 is a paper flyleaf
Collation 13 quires: i10-1 (ff. 2-10), ii6-1 (ff. 11-15), iii-xii8 (ff. 16-95), xiii6 (ff. 96-101). No catchwords.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather Morocco binding, blind tooled, remains of clasps.
Provenance Fra Luigi da Bologna: censor's signature, Bologna, February, 1599 (f. 101v); William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), p. 104, and appendix § 112-117.
Rabbi Joav Gallico of Asti, duchy of Savoy: gave the manuscript as a wedding present to his 'learned son-in-law Eliah', son of Menahem Rava in 1602: inscribed on his added title page (f. 2).
The armorial device of the Gallico and Rava families, added at Carpi in 1602 (f. 16).
Camillo Jaghel: censor's signature, 1613 (f. 101v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix § 50-56.
Renato da Modena: censor's signature, 1626 (f. 101v); see William Popper, The Censorship of Hebrew Books (New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1969), appendix § 132-133.
Azariah Zedekiah Hayyim Ashkenazi: birth entry on 22 January 1689 (f. 1).
Giuseppe Almanzi (b. 1801, d. 1860), bibliophile; his manuscript no. 328; his library including 322 medieval Hebrew manuscripts were purchased en bloc by the British Museum in October 1865 for £1,000 through Adolphus Asher (b. 1800, d. 1853), Berlin bookseller and dealer to the British Museum 1841-1853 (see David Paisey, 'Adolphus Asher (1800-1853): Berlin bookseller, anglophile and friend to Panizzi', in The British Library Journal, 23 [1997], 131-53).
Notes The codex is called Golden Haggadah because of the diapered gold-leaf background of its miniatures.
Ruling is visible. Hair side and flesh side are distinguishable.
Erased text (e. g., ff. 81, 83, 86, 86v, 87, 90v, 94v, 95, 97).
Select bibliography Samuele Davide Luzzatto, Giuseppe Almanzi, Catalogue de la bibliothèque de littérature hébraïque et orientale de feu Mr Joseph Almanzi (Padua: Antoine Bianchi, 1864), p. 39 (in the Hebrew part).

George Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1899-1935; vols I-III repr. 1965); IV, Introduction, Indexes, ed. by Jacob Leveen (London: British Museum, 1977), II, no. 607.

Pedro Bohigas, La Ilustración y la Decoratión del Libro Manuscrito en Cataluña: Período Gótico y Renacimiento, 2 vols (Barcelona: Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona, 1965-1967), I, 68-70, figs. 25, 26.

Bezalel Narkiss, Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts (New York: Macmillan, 1969), p. 56.

Bezalel Narkiss, The Golden Haggadah: A Fourteenth-century Illuminated Hebrew Manuscript in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1970) [facsimile].

Joseph Gutmann, Hebrew Manuscript Painting (New York: Braziller, 1978), pp. 60-63.

Bezalel Narkiss, Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Isles: a Catalogue Raisonne´. The Spanish and Portuguese Manuscripts, 2 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982), I, no. 11; II, figs 123-54.

The´re`se and Mendel Metzger, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries (New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982), p. 304.

Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, La Bible hébraïque (Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1987).

Katrin Kogman-Appel, 'Die Modelle des Exoduszyklus der Goldenen Haggada (London, British Library, Add. 27210)', in Judentum - Ausblicke und Einsichten: Festgabe für Kurt Schubert, ed. by Clemens Thoma, Günter Stemberger, and Johann Maier (Frankfurt: P. Lang, 1993), 269-99.

Bezalel Narkiss, The Golden Haggadah (London: British Library, 1997) [partial facsimile].

Marc Michael Epstein, Dreams of Subversion in Medieval Jewish Art and Literature (Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997), pp. 16-17,

Katrin Kogman-Appel, ‘The Sephardic Picture Cycles and the Rabbinic Tradition: Continuity and Innovation in Jewish Iconography’, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 60 (1997), 451-82.

Katrin Kogman-Appel, ‘Coping with Christian Pictorial Sources: What Did Jewish Miniaturists Not Paint?’ Speculum, 75 (2000), 816-58.

Marc Michael Epstein, 'Another Flight into Egypt: Confluence, Coincidence, the Cross-cultural Dialectics of Messianism and Iconographic Appropriation in Medieval Jewish and Christian Culture.', in Imagining the Self, Imagining the Other; Visual Representation and Jewish-Christian Dynamics in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, ed. by Eva Frojmovic (Leiden: Brill, 2002 ), 33-52.

Julie Harris, 'Polemical Images in the Golden Haggadah (British Library Add. MS 27210)', Medieval Encounters, 8 (2002), 105-22.

Katrin Kogman-Appel, Jewish Book Art Between Islam and Christianity: the Decoration of Hebrew Bibles in Medieval Spain (Lieden: Brill, 2004), pp. 179-85.

Sarit Shalev-Eyni, 'Jerusalem and the Temple in Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts: Jewish Thought and Christian Influence', in L'interculturalita dell'ebraismo a cura di Mauro Perani (Ravenna: Longo, 2004), pp. 173-91.

La miniatura medieval en la Península Ibérica, ed. by Joaquín Yarza Luaces (Murcia: Nausícaä, 2007), p. 135-36, fig. 8.

Katrin Kogman-Appel, Illuminated Haggadot from Medieval Spain. Biblical Imagery and the Passover Holiday (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006), pp. 47-88.

Ilana Tahan, Hebrew Manuscripts: The Power of Script and Image (London, British Library, 2007), pp. 94-97.

Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (London: British Library, 2007), p. 172 [exhibition catalogue].

Online Gallery: Turn the Pages (The British Library):
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/hagadah/accessible/introduction.html (accessed 4 November, 2010).

Vivian B. Mann, 'Jews and Altarpeices in Medieval Spain', in Uneasy communion: Jews, Christians, and the altarpieces of medieval Spain, ed. by Vivian B. Mann London: Giles, 2010), pp. 112-15.

Marc Michael Epstein, The Medieval Haggadah. Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2011), pp. 129-200.

Zsofia Buda, 'Heavenly Envoys: Angels in Jewish Art', in In Angels, Devils: The Supernatural and Its Visual Representation (CEU Medievalia), ed. By Gerhard Jaritz (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2011), pp. 117-34.


Images

Part  1   ff. 1-101
Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah'')
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Spine of the manuscript

Spine
Spine of the manuscript
Front binding

Front binding
Front binding
Back binding and spine

Back binding
Back binding and spine
 
Front binding

Front binding
Front binding
Inside front cover

Inside front cover
Inside front cover
Front edge of the manuscript

Edge
Front edge of the manuscript
 
Inside back cover

Inside back cover
Inside back cover
Back binding

Back binding
Back binding
Handwritten note

f. 1
Handwritten note
 
Blank folio

f. 1v
Blank folio
Decorated title page

f. 2
Decorated title page
Scenes from Genesis

f. 2v
Scenes from Genesis
 
Creation of Eve

f. 2v
Creation of Eve
Adam

f. 2v
Adam
Noah

f. 2v
Noah
 
Cain and Abel

f. 2v
Cain and Abel
The drunken Noah

f. 3
The drunken Noah
Hospitality of Abraham

f. 3
Hospitality of Abraham
 
Abraham in the fiery furnace

f. 3
Abraham in the fiery furnace
Babel

f. 3
Babel
Scenes from Genesis

f. 3
Scenes from Genesis
 
Full border

f. 3v
Full border
Full border

f. 4
Full border
Scenes from Genesis

ff. 4v-5
Scenes from Genesis
 
Sacrifice of Isaac

f. 4v
Sacrifice of Isaac
Lot and his daughters

f. 4v
Lot and his daughters
Jacob's ladder

f. 4v
Jacob's ladder
 
Jacob and Esau

f. 4v
Jacob and Esau
Scenes from Genesis

f. 4v
Scenes from Genesis
Joseph's dream

f. 5
Joseph's dream
 
Jacob wrestling with an angel

f. 5
Jacob wrestling with an angel
Joseph meeting an angel

f. 5
Joseph meeting an angel
Joseph relating his dream

f. 5
Joseph relating his dream
 
Scenes from Genesis

f. 5
Scenes from Genesis
Full border

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Full border
Full border

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Full border
 
Scenes from the life of Joseph

f. 6v
Scenes from the life of Joseph
Joseph

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Joseph
Joseph

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Joseph
 
Joseph

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Joseph
Joseph

f. 6v
Joseph
Scenes from the life of Joseph

f. 7
Scenes from the life of Joseph
 
Joseph

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Joseph
Pharoah's dream

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Pharoah's dream
Joseph

f. 7
Joseph
 
Joseph

f. 7
Joseph
Full border

f. 7v
Full border
Full border

f. 8
Full border
 
Scenes from the life of Jacob

f. 8v
Scenes from the life of Jacob
Jacob

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Jacob
Jacob

f. 8v
Jacob
 
Pharoah

f. 8v
Pharoah
Jacob

f. 8v
Jacob
Scenes from the life of Moses

f. 9
Scenes from the life of Moses
 
Moses

f. 9
Moses
Moses

f. 9
Moses
Moses

f. 9
Moses
 
Moses

f. 9
Moses
Full border

f. 9v
Full border
Full border

f. 10
Full border
 
Scenes from the life of Moses

f. 10v
Scenes from the life of Moses
Moses

f. 10v
Moses
Moses

f. 10v
Moses
 
Moses

f. 10v
Moses
Moses

f. 10v
Moses
Scenes from Exodus

f. 11
Scenes from Exodus
 
Scene from Exodus

f. 11
Scene from Exodus
Scene from Exodus

f. 11
Scene from Exodus
Scene from Exodus

f. 11
Scene from Exodus
 
Scene from Exodus

f. 11
Scene from Exodus
Full border

f. 11v
Full border
Full border

f. 12
Full border
 
Plague of lice

f. 12v
Plague of lice
Plague of frogs

f. 12v
Plague of frogs
Plague of murrain

f. 12v
Plague of murrain
 
Plague of wild beasts

f. 12v
Plague of wild beasts
The plagues

f. 12v
The plagues
The plagues

f. 13
The plagues
 
The plagues

f. 13
The plagues
The plagues

f. 13
The plagues
The plagues

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The plagues
 
The plagues

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The plagues
Full border

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Full border
Full border

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Full border
 
Scenes from Exodus

f. 14v
Scenes from Exodus
Scene from Exodus

f. 14v
Scene from Exodus
Scene from Exodus

f. 14v
Scene from Exodus
 
Scene from Exodus

f. 14v
Scene from Exodus
Scene from Exodus

f. 14v
Scene from Exodus
Dance of Miriam, Preparation for Seder

f. 15
Dance of Miriam, Preparation for Seder
 
Dance of Miriam

f. 15
Dance of Miriam
Preparation for Seder

f. 15
Preparation for Seder
Preparation for Seder

f. 15
Preparation for Seder
 
Preparation for Seder

f. 15
Preparation for Seder
Full border

f. 15v
Full border
Arms

f. 16
Arms
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 16v
Decorated initial-word panel
Text page

f. 17
Text page
Coloured lettering

f. 17v
Coloured lettering
 
Text page

f. 18
Text page
Coloured lettering

f. 18v
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 19
Text page
 
Text page

f. 19v
Text page
Text page

f. 20
Text page
Text page

f. 20v
Text page
 
Text page

f. 21
Text page
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 22
Text page
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 22v
Decorated initial-word panel
Inhabited border

f. 23
Inhabited border
Coloured lettering

f. 23v
Coloured lettering
 
Full border

f. 24
Full border
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 24v
Decorated initial-word panel
Text page

f. 25
Text page
 
Gold lettering

f. 25v
Gold lettering
Text page

f. 26
Text page
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 26v
Decorated initial-word panels
 
Initial-word panel

f. 27
Initial-word panel
Text page

f. 27v
Text page
Initial-word panel

f. 28
Initial-word panel
 
Gold lettering

f. 28v
Gold lettering
Gold lettering

f. 29
Gold lettering
Gold lettering

f. 29v
Gold lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 30
Gold lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 30v
Decorated initial-word panel
The Simple Son

f. 31
The Simple Son
 
Zoomorphic lettering

f. 31v
Zoomorphic lettering
Gold lettering

f. 32
Gold lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 32v
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Gold lettering

f. 33
Gold lettering
Gold and silver lettering

f. 33v
Gold and silver lettering
Gold lettering

f. 34
Gold lettering
 
Zoomorphic lettering

f. 34v
Zoomorphic lettering
Gold lettering

f. 35
Gold lettering
Gold and silver lettering

f. 35v
Gold and silver lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 36
Gold lettering
Zoomorphic lettering

f. 36v
Zoomorphic lettering
Gold lettering

f. 37
Gold lettering
 
Gold and silver lettering

f. 37v
Gold and silver lettering
Gold lettering

f. 38
Gold lettering
Silver lettering

f. 38v
Silver lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 39
Gold lettering
Gold and silver lettering

f. 39v
Gold and silver lettering
Gold lettering

f. 40
Gold lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 40v
Gold lettering
Text page

f. 41
Text page
Gold and coloured lettering

f. 41v
Gold and coloured lettering
 
Dayyenu

f. 42
Dayyenu
Coloured lettering

f. 42v
Coloured lettering
Gold lettering

f. 43
Gold lettering
 
Gold and coloured lettering

f. 43v
Gold and coloured lettering
Text page

f. 44
Text page
The unleavened bread

f. 44v
The unleavened bread
 
Text page

f. 45
Text page
Bitter herb

f. 45v
Bitter herb
Gold lettering

f. 46
Gold lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 46v
Gold lettering
Initial-word panel

f. 47
Initial-word panel
Gold lettering

f. 47v
Gold lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 48
Gold lettering
Text page

f. 48v
Text page
Gold lettering

f. 49
Gold lettering
 
Text page

f. 49v
Text page
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 50
Decorated initial-word panels
Text page

f. 50v
Text page
 
Decorated lettering

f. 51
Decorated lettering
Gold lettering

f. 51v
Gold lettering
Gold lettering

f. 52
Gold lettering
 
Gold lettering

f. 52v
Gold lettering
Gold lettering

f. 53
Gold lettering
Text page

f. 53v
Text page
 
Text page

f. 54
Text page
Gold and silver lettering

f. 54v
Gold and silver lettering
Decorated initial words

f. 55
Decorated initial words
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 55v
Decorated initial-word panel
Blank folio

f. 56
Blank folio
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 56v
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Coloured lettering

f. 57
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 57v
Decorated initial-word panel
Text page

f. 58
Text page
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 58v
Decorated initial-word panel
Coloured lettering

f. 59
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 59v
Decorated initial-word panels
 
Coloured lettering

f. 60
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 60v
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 61
Decorated initial-word panels
 
Coloured lettering

f. 61v
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 62
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 62v
Decorated initial-word panels
 
Coloured lettering

f. 63
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 63v
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 64
Text page
 
Coloured lettering

f. 64v
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 65
Text page
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 65v
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 66
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 66v
Decorated initial-word panels
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 67
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 67v
Decorated initial-word panels
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 68
Decorated initial-word panels
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 68v
Decorated initial-word panels
 
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 69
Decorated initial-word panels
Coloured lettering

f. 69v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 70
Coloured lettering
 
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 70v
Decorated initial-word panels
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 72
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 72v
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 73
Decorated initial-word panels
 
Coloured lettering

f. 73v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 74
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 74v
Text page
 
Coloured lettering

f. 75
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 75v
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 76
Text page
 
Coloured lettering

f. 76v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 77
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 77v
Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 78
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 78v
Decorated initial-word panel
Coloured lettering

f. 79
Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 79v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 80
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 80v
Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 81
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 81v
Decorated initial-word panel
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 82
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Text page

f. 82v
Text page
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 83
Decorated initial-word panels
Coloured lettering

f. 83v
Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 84
Coloured lettering
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 84v
Decorated initial-word panels
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 85
Decorated initial-word panel
 
Decorated initial-word panels

f. 85v
Decorated initial-word panels
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 86
Decorated initial-word panel
Text page

f. 86v
Text page
 
Decorated initial-word panel

f. 87
Decorated initial-word panel
Text page

f. 87v
Text page
Text page

f. 88
Text page
 
Text page

f. 88v
Text page
Text page

f. 89
Text page
Coloured lettering

f. 89v
Coloured lettering
 
Text page

f. 90
Text page
Coloured lettering

f. 90v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 91
Coloured lettering
 
Text page

f. 91v
Text page
Coloured lettering

f. 92
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 93
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 93v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 94
Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
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f. 95
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 96
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

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Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 97
Coloured lettering
 
Coloured lettering

f. 97v
Coloured lettering
Coloured lettering

f. 98
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 98v
Text page
 
Text page

f. 99
Text page
Coloured lettering

f. 99v
Coloured lettering
Text page

f. 100
Text page
 
Text page

f. 100v
Text page
Text page

f. 101
Text page
Censors' signatures

f. 101v
Censors' signatures
 

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