The holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St. John
Woodstock College (Woodstock, Md.)
On last leaf: Christmas 1874Colophon: Feast of St. Francis 1875Anonymous female scribe and illuminator who donated this work to Woodstock College Library in 1875. Note accompanying Bible says: "The Lady was Protestant but became a Catholic by the time she reached the 6th chapter."Layout: Written in 26-27 long lines. Illustrated bordersDecoration: Chapters commence with 4-5 line foliate, inhabited, and/or illuminated initials. Pen flourished initials throughout. Each occurance of the names Jesus and Mary or the words Father, God, Spirit, Son, Christ, is illuminated and capitalizedIn English with some Latin phrases interwoven within the decorationBrown goat skin leather binding with blue, yellow, and red leather onlays ; tooled in gold. Doublures in brown leather and silk ; tooled in gold with blue leather onlays. All page edges gilt. Binder's name stamped on front doublure: "Matthews"
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