"Ruled in Red" Bible Art

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  1. Sakuras

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    Hello all my friends,

    I was looking at very old bibles. Some had been "ruled in red" on every page, the borders had straight red lines around the text. It is beautiful!

    I read historically the wealthy would hire someone to do this task.

    I'm wondering if anybody here has ever tried to/did "rule in red" their entire bible?

    Thank you for reading and any comments.
     
  2. donnA

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    for what purpose?
     
  3. Amy.G

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    My thought exactly.

    Is there a photo?
     
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    Rules in printed books were added to mimic the distinctive look of old manuscripts (in which the rules had a real purpose, like on notebook paper today).
    pics
     
  5. Amy.G

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    Interesting. I would find that very distracting in a Bible though.
     
  6. donnA

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    me too

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  7. Sakuras

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    Hello,

    I think it is pretty. The King James Bibles "ruled in red" are very beautiful during the 1600's.

    I thought to do it myself sometime as a sort of devotion. Red border every page, read passages while working through the bible.

    I'm sure there are better ways to serve time. I look at it like a hobby.

    I just love looking at antique bibles. People put a lot work into them. A labor of love.

    Anyway, it isn't everyone's cup-of-tea. I just thought maybe somebody else was interested.

    Peace.
     

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