Biblical Manuscripts

For the past twenty years I have had the privilege of caring for a superlative collection of original
Bible leaves. Each one is a treasure, touched by the hands of people of faith now long gone and
loved by countless people in countless places. Each leaf has a story that is more than just the
words written on it, for it may have seen wars, inspired great acts of self-sacrifice or perhaps
secreted away for fear of persecution.


How they have endured is miraculous. I am in awe of their artistic presence and historical
significance, as well as their communication from God Himself. Though the message they
contain continues to travel through time its vehicle has changed. No longer do individual men of
fatih put ink to paper or vellum, each stroke a labor of love. The collection I have is part of a
dwindling trove that will never be reproduced.


My late husband and I were honored to be custodians of this collection in our home in Colorado.
As each one was acquired we had them framed professionally according to conservationist
policies and they were a signature display for all visitors to enjoy.

I am now moving to Hawaii to be near my son and daughter-in-law – a very dry climate to a very
humid one! Expert advice has confirmed my suspicion that the mold and mildew of the tropical
Hawaiian environment would quickly destroy them. I cannot let that happen – they need to pass
into someone else’s hands to be cared for and appreciated for many generations to come.


I have decided to reach out to various people and entities that may have an interest and offer
them in a silent auction setting. There are some 24? leaves which can be seen online at the
web address below and can be personally viewed at my place of business in Beaver Creek,
Colorado from July 1st through ??. With a reserve of $10,000 I will consider bids for the entire
collection until July 15th. You are welcome to call me with questions.

Thank you for your consideration, Peggy Horton – 970.376.1478 | peggy@hortonfineart.com

A sampling of the collection includes, but is not limited to:

  • 4 Tyndale New Testament leaves
  • 2 Tyndale Bible leaves
  • 1 Elliot Bible leaf
  • 1 Vulgate

Presented in alphabetical order:

1st Printed Irish Translation

Biblia Latina 1492 A.D.

Biblia Latina 1492 A.D. Prophets [Unframed]

Biblia Sacra 1580 A.D.

Bishops Bible

Daniel 1260 – 1275 A.D.

Eliot Bible 1660 – 1668

Geneva Bible (x2) 1560 A.D.

Geneva Bible 1560-1644 A.D.

Great Bible 1st Edition 1540 A.D.

Hebrew Bible 1544 A.D.

Hebrew Pentateuch 1617-1618 A.D.

Hebrew Pentateuch Early 18th Century

Josephus 1544 A.D.

King James Pulpit Bible 1611 A.D.

Latin Vulgate 1628 A.D

Latin Vulgate 1558 A.D.

Mathew’s Bible 1551 A.D.

Mystery Leaf…

New Testament in Greek 1678 A.D.

Rhemes New Testament 1582 A.D.

Tyndale Bible 1st Edition 1537 A.D.

Tyndale New Testament (4) printed 1535-1536 A.D

Vulgate 1628 A.D. PSALMORVM

Vulgate 1628 A.D. TIMOTHEVM

From the Vulgate edition of the Bible, printed at the celebrated Plantin Press in Antwerp in 1628. No matter how sweepingly the typographic critic may condemn the work of the printers of Germany and the Low Countries, he will hesitate over the Plantin books, admit their unusual delicacy and charm, then remember that Christophe Plantain came from France, and presto! his hesitancy vanishes: he is all praise. An example from a bible printed forty years after the death of the founder may seem inadequate to represent so famous a press, yet this particular book is unusually scarce, and simple though the page arrangement, there is no denying its even beauty and remarkable legibility.

c1964 T.F.I.

Vulgate Bible 1230 A.D.