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Original Leaves from Famous Bibles leaf collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CSC-0062

Scope and Contents

Sold as Otto F. Ege's Original Leaves from Famous Bibles: Nine Centuries, 1121-1935 A.D. Cleveland: Otto Ege, circa 1950, this collection consists of 37 original Bible leaves in mattes with descriptive labels. Three items are manuscript pages, while an additional 34 are printed. The leaves range in age from circa 1200 to 1935. During the years 1938-1950, Ege published portfolios under this title with 37, 50 and 60 leaves.

For preservation reasons, the leaves have been separated from their mattes, and enclosed in mylar. However, each matte and descriptive label has been retained with its original leaf where possible.

The descriptions consist mostly of transcriptions of the labels written by Ege.


  • Creation: 1121-1935


Language of Materials

Algonquin, Arabic, Armenian, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Syriac

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open to researchers.


5.3 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, one portfolio box)


Original Leaves from Famous Bibles is a collection of disbound leaves from various Bible texts. The collection was complied and sold by Otto F. Ege and Philip Duschnes, ca. 1950.

Processing Information

Finding aid encoded by Amanda Mee, December 2015. Finding aid updated by Emily Sharp and Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, March 2018.

Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
Leaf collection
Amanda Mee, Emily Sharp, Amelia Hugill-Fontanel
9 March 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
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