Bible

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Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 119

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+"

Description URL: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/009555634/catalog

General Information

Title: Bible

Former Shelfmarks: MS Typ 119

Material: vellum

Place of Origin: Northern France

Script, Hands:

Written in Northern France, in a formal gothic book hand in two columns of 30 lines each. 

Current Condition

Dimensions: 49 cm

More about the Current Condition:

In a brown cloth 4-flap case, 51 x 38 cm.

Book Decoration

Description:

There are one very large historiated initial (beginning of Genesis) and 2 large initials in colors and gold (prologue to Genesis and prologue to Deuteronomy). Other initials and headlines are in red and blue with pen-work decoration.

Bibliography

  • Illuminated and calligraphic manuscripts (1955), 14 (no. 26 and plate 15).

  • Bond and Faye, 260.

  •  L. Light, The Bible in the twelfth century, 16-17, with further bibliography and locations of leaves from this Bible in other libraries.