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The Gospel According to Saint John, an Illuminated Manuscript (The Pepper Gospels) by James Pepper

The Gospel According to Saint John; an illuminated manuscript by James G. Pepper


An illuminated Manuscript of the Gospel According to Saint John by James Pepper, part of the Pepper Gospels. The work is entirely by hand without the use of computers. . This volume, contains dozens of original illustrations, this book is a devotional treasure.

The cover features a flock of Ivory Billed Woodpeckers, the mating pairs are flying in formation to form a cross.  The bird was thought to be extinct, but were found near the Mississippi River and the birds are used here to represent Resurrection.