acsimiles of the illuminated Pauper's Bible are being sold in a limited edition, a page of which appears above. Each copy costs £2,600. Miss Janet Backhouse, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, said the Bible was originally produced for the Dutch royal family at the end of the fourteenth century. She said the reproduction would ease demand for the original, which the library was anxious to preserve. The Bible, illustrated with scenes from the Old and New Testaments, is thought to be so named because of its attempt to present the scriptures simply.