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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

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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.