Bohun Bible

Old Testament in Latin

F-rbey

Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 966

Elena Iourtaeva, Houghton Library, 2018

General Information

Material: vellum

Script, Hands:

Written in East Anglia in a gothic book hand in reddish brown ink in two columns, 22 lines per column. 

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 450 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 310 mm

Height of Written Area: 300 mm

Width of Written Area: 197 mm

Number of Lines: 22

Number of Columns: 2

Width of Columns: 90 mm

Line Height: 14 mm

Numbering (pages, folios, etc.):

foliated "374" in upper right corner. 

Book Decoration

Description:

2-line chapter initials are in gold, blue and light red, with foliate decoration

History

Persons and Institutions: Sanborn, Ashton Rollins [former owner]

Remarks (history):

Formerly cited as part of MS Typ 405. 

Bibliography

  • De Hamel, Christopher, "The Bohun Bible Leaves," Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand 31 (2008) 49-63 and fig. 7-8. 

  • Harvard University, "HOLLIS # 010132847"

    http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/010132847/catalog