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Illustration of a Devil found in the 13th century medieval manuscript Codex-Gigas. According to legend the book was written by a monk who sold his soul to the devil so in order to complete the manuscript in one night, and so complete the task which would let him off his execution (by being walled in alive) for breaking his monastic vows.

Illustration of a Devil found in the 13th century medieval manuscript Codex-Gigas. According to legend the book was written by a monk who sold his soul to the devil so in order to complete the manuscript in one night, and so complete the task which would let him off his execution (by being walled in alive) for breaking his monastic vows.

The Codex Gigas: The Legend Of "The Devil's Bible"

The Legend of Codex Gigas or "The Devil's Bible"

Codex Gigas, world's largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript: 13th century handwritten Old & New Testament w/ other texts, 620 p. nearly 3 ft high, 165 lbs. bound in wood covered w/ leather and ornate metal…nicknamed "Devil's Bible" for full page image of devil … legend that single scribe who wrote the giant book made deal with the devil to complete the work in a single night, prob. from Bohemia (Czech Republic) … 1906 stereoscopic image / National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

Codex Gigas, world's largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript: 13th century handwritten Old & New Testament w/ other texts, 620 p. nearly 3 ft high, 165 lbs. bound in wood covered w/ leather and ornate metal…nicknamed "Devil's Bible" for full page image of devil … legend that single scribe who wrote the giant book made deal with the devil to complete the work in a single night, prob. from Bohemia (Czech Republic) … 1906 stereoscopic image / National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Leaves of Codex Gigas, A 148, unknown creator, unknown location, undated via National Library of Sweden, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  “The Codex Gigas or the Devil’s Bible at the National Library in Stockholm is famous for two features. First, it is reputed to be the biggest surviving European manuscript. (Codex Gigas means ‘giant book’.) Secondly, it contains a large, full page portrait of the Devil.” - National Library of Sweden  "The origin of the…

Selected Leaves of Codex Gigas, A 148, unknown creator, unknown location, undated via National Library of Sweden, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. “The Codex Gigas or the Devil’s Bible at the National Library in Stockholm is famous for two features. First, it is reputed to be the biggest surviving European manuscript. (Codex Gigas means ‘giant book’.) Secondly, it contains a large, full page portrait of the Devil.” - National Library of Sweden "The origin of the…

The Codex Gigas (Giant Book) is the largest medieval manuscript in the world. It is also known as the Devil’s Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation. It is thought to have been created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia (modern Czech Republic). (The side is 22cm thick.)

The Codex Gigas (Giant Book) is the largest medieval manuscript in the world. It is also known as the Devil’s Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation. It is thought to have been created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia (modern Czech Republic). (The side is 22cm thick.)

Notorious illustration from the 'Codex Gigas,' or 'Devil's Bible.' The work of apparently one Benedictine monk, the ms. was once considered the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Legend of Codex Gigas or "The Devil's Bible"

Notorious illustration from the 'Codex Gigas,' or 'Devil's Bible.' The work of apparently one Benedictine monk, the ms. was once considered the 8th Wonder of the World.

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, f. 98r ('Lucifer accompanied by lesser devils'). Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur. Codex Gigas Satan...

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, f. 98r ('Lucifer accompanied by lesser devils'). Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur. Codex Gigas Satan...

Images from the Codex Gigas - Kungliga biblioteket

Images from the Codex Gigas - Kungliga biblioteket

The Codex Gigas: The Legend Of "The Devil's Bible"

The Legend of Codex Gigas or "The Devil's Bible"

The Codex Gigas (English: Giant Book) is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world. aka Devil's Bible..It contains the Vulgate Bible as well as many historical documents all written in Latin. During the 30 Years' War in 1648, it was stolen by the Swedish army and now preserved on display at National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. It is bound in a wooden folder covered with leather and ornate metal and weighs 165 pounds. Composed of 320 leaves someone unknown removed some leaving…

Codex Gigas (Livro Grande): tem 624 paginas de velino, mede 92 × × 22 cm e pesa 75 kilos (é o maior manuscrito medieval existente, séc XIII). Ele foi feito por um único escriba.