Parabole or Proverbs. In the Gutenberg Bi

Parabole or Proverbs. In the Gutenberg Bi

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Caption: Parabole or Proverbs. In the Gutenberg Bible The opening page of the second volume Parabole or Proverbs. A letter 'I' has been supplied in the inner margin in red and blue with gold pen-work in the red area and in the blue area with scrolling foliage in a lighter blue highlighted in grey. In the second column a 6-line letter 'P' has also been supplied in the style and palette of the 'I' and extending into the space between the columns. Within the letter on a red background with gold pen-work there is a bearded figure (King Solomon) in a white hat (crown?) and clad in a red and white cape over a maroon tunic decorated with gold pen-work. A full border in the style and palette of the preceding two decorated pages; in addition to perching birds there is a

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