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England, s. XIII2
Bible in the usual order (see Ker, MMBL, 1:96-97), but ending Baruch at 5, 9 and including the letter to the Laodiceans after Hebrews; 51 prologues with none for the Minor Prophets and one each for the Catholic Epistles; chapter list for Mark. 1. f. 1: [14 mnemonic verses on the books of the Bible, added s. XV] Exodus a genesi leviticus hinc numerique…Post actus quorum finem facit apocalipsis. [f. 1v, blank] 2. ff. 2-284: Old Testament: f. 2, Incipit epistola beati Ieronimi Presbiteri ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus divine historie libris, Frater Ambrosius tua michi munuscula perferens detulit…, Item alius prologus, Desiderii mei desideratas accepi epistolas…[Stegmüller 284, 285]; f. 4v, Genesis; f. 19v, Exodus; f. 31v, Leviticus; f. 40, Numbers; f. 51v, Deuteronomy; f. 62, Tandem finito pentatheuco moysi velut grandi fenore…, Iosue filius nun typum domini…[Stegmüller 311, 307]; f. 69, Judges; f. 76v, Incipit prologus in librum Ruth, Ruth Moabitidis ysaie explet vaticinium dicentis…[Stegmüller 315]; f. 78, Incipit prefatio beati Ieronimi in libro regum primo, Viginti et duas literas esse aput hebreos…[Stegmüller 323] followed by 1-2 Kings; f. 96v, Incipit prologus Ieronimi in libris Regum tercio et quarto, Malachim id est tercius et quartus regum liber…[Stegmüller 319] followed by 3-4 Kings; f. 114v, Incipit prefatio Ieronimi in librum primum paralipomenon vel verba dierum quod significantius cronicon divine hystorie possumus apellare, Septuaginata interpretum si pura et ut ab eis…, Incipit epistola beati Ieronimi in paralipomenon, Eusebius et ieronimus domnioni et rogatiano suis in christo ihesu salutem. Quomodo grecorum hystorias magis intelligunt…[Stegmüller 328, 327]; f. 133v, Incipit prefatio eusebii et Ieronimi in librum esdre, Utrum difficilius sit facere quod poscitis…[Stegmüller 330] with Ezra and Nehemiah; f. 140v, Incipit prefatio in librum tobie, Chromatio et heliodoro episcopis iheronimus in domino salutem. Mirari non desino…[Stegmüller 332]; f. 143v, Incipit prefatio beati ieronimi in librum iudith, Aput hebreos liber iudith inter agyographa legitur…[Stegmüller 335]; f. 147v, Incipit prologus in librum hester, Librum hester variis translatoribus constat esse viciatum…, Rursum in libro ester…, Hester in ecclesie typo populum liberat…[Stegmüller 341, 343 and 338 run on]; f. 151, Incipit prefatio Ieronimi in librum Iob, Cogor per singulos scripture divine libros…, Item alius prologus, Iob exemplar patientie que non mysteria…[Stegmüller 344, 350]; f. 159, Psalms in the 8-part division as indicated by the parted initials, with an added initial at Ps. 51; f. 176, Incipit Prologus in Proverbiis salomonis, Iungat epistola quos iungit sacerdocium…[Stegmüller 457]; f. 182v, Incipit prologus libri ecclesiasten, Memini me hoc ferme quinquennio…[Stegmüller 462]; f. 185, Song of Songs; f. 186, Incipit prologus in librum Sapientie, Liber sapientie aput hebreos nusquam est…[Stegmüller 468]; f. 190v, Incipit prologus in libro ihesu filii syrach qui dicitur ecclesiasticus, Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem…[biblical introduction treated as prologue]; f. 203, Incipit prefatio beati Ieronimi in librum ysaie prophete, Nemo cum prophetas versibus viderit esse descriptos…[Stegmüller 482]; f. 217, Incipit in librum Ieremie prophete, Ieremias propheta cui hic prologus scribitur…[Stegmüller 487]; f. 233, Lamentations; f. 234, Incipit prologus beati Ieronimi in librum Baruch, Liber iste qui baruch nomine prenotatur…[Stegmüller 491], prologue ends “De oratione et sacrifitio pro vita nabuchodonosor”; Baruch ends at 5, 9 without the appendix; f. 235v, Incipit prologus in librum ezechielis prophete, Ezechiel propheta cum ioachim rege iuda…[Stegmüller 492]; f. 250v, Daniel; f. 257, Hosea; f. 259, Joel; f. 260, Amos; f. 261v, Obadiah; f. 261v, Jonah; f. 262, Micah; f. 263v, Nahum; f. 264, Habakkuk; f. 264v, Zephaniah; f. 265, Haggai; f. 265v, Zechariah; f. 268, Malachi; f. 268v, Incipit prologus in primum librum machabeorum, Machabeorum libri duo prenotant prelia…[Stegmüller 551]. 3. ff. 284-351: New Testament: f. 284, Incipit prologus in librum mathei evvangeliste, Matheus evvangelista sicut in ordine primus…[Stegmüller 590]; f. 293, Incipit prologus in librum marci evvangeliste, Primum, expulsio demonis in synagoga ab homine. Secundo, liberacio socrus symonis a febre. Tercio, leprosum mundavit. Quarto, paraliticum curavit. Quinto in synagoga manum aridam homini restauravit. Sexto, demoniacum a legione possessum liberavit.…Quartodecimo, hominem a surdo et muto spiritu quod discipuli nequibant liberavit [Stegmüller 11828], Item alius prologus, Marcus evvangelista dei et petri in baptismate filius…[Stegmüller 607]; f. 298v, Incipit prologus in librum luce evvangeliste, Quoniam multi conati sunt…[Luke 1, 1-4 treated as prologue]; f. 308, Incipit prologus in librum Iohannis evvangeliste, Hic est iohannes evvangelista unus ex discipulis dei…[Stegmüller 624]; f. 315, Incipit prologus epistole pauli ad romanos, Romani sunt qui ex iudeis gentilibusque…[Stegmüller 674]; f. 318v, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad corinthios primam, Corinthi sunt achaici. Et hii similiter…[Stegmüller 685]; f. 322, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad corinthios secundam, Post actam penitentiam consolatoriam scribit…[Stegmüller 699]; f. 324, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad galathas, Galathe sunt greci. Hii verbum veritatis…[Stegmüller 707]; f. 325, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli apostoli ad ephesios, Ephesii sunt asiani. Hii accepto verbo…[Stegmüller 715]; f. 326v, Incipit prologus in epistolam ad phylippenses, Phylippenses sunt macedones. Hii accepto verbo…[Stegmüller 728]; f. 327, Incipit prologus in epistolam pauli ad thessalonicenses, Thessalonicenses sunt macedones. Hii accepto verbo…[Stegmüller 747]; f. 328, Incipit prologus in epistolam ad thessalonicenses secundam, Ad thessalonicenses secundam scribit epistolam…[Stegmüller 752]; f. 328, Incipit prologus in epistolam ad colosenses, Colosenses et hii sicut et laodicenses…[Stegmüller 736]; f. 329, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad tymotheum primam, Timotheum instruit et docet…[Stegmüller 765]; f. 330, Incipit prologus in epistolam ad tymotheum secundam, Ad tymotheum secundam scribit epistolam…[Stegmüller 772]; f. 330v, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad tytum, Titum commonefacit et instruit…[Stegmüller 780]; f. 331, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad phylomenem [sic], Philemoni familiares litteras facit…[Stegmüller 783]; f. 331, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati pauli ad hebreos, In primis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus…[Stegmüller 793]; f. 334, Incipit epistola ad laodicenses, Paulus apostolus non ab hominibus neque per hominem…[Stegmüller 233]; f. 334, Incipit prologus beati Ieronimi in actus apostolorum, Lucas natione syrus cuius laus…[Stegmüller 640]; f. 343, Incipit prologus Ieronimi in epistolam beati iacobi qui dicitur frater domini, Iacobus petrus iohannes iudas septem epistolas ediderunt…[Stegmüller 807]; f. 344, Incipit prologus beati Petri primam, Discipulos salvatoris invicti toto orbe diffusos…[Stegmüller 816, beginning with the second phrase]; f. 345, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati petri secundam, Per fidem huic mundo sapientes mortuos esse declarat…[Stegmüller 818]; f. 345v, In epistolam beati Iohannis primam incipit prologus, Rationem verbi et quod deus ipse sit caritas…[Stegmüller 822]; f. 346v, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati Iohannis secundam, Usque adeo ad sanctam feminam scribit…[Stegmüller 823]; f. 346v, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati iohannis terciam, Gaium pietatis causa extollit…[Stegmüller 824]; f. 346v, Incipit prologus in epistolam beati Iude apostoli, Iudas apostolus fratres de corruptoribus…[Stegmüller 825]; f. 347, Incipit prologus in apocalipsim beati iohannis evvangeliste, Apocalipsis iohannis tot habet sacramenta…[Stegmüller 829]; f. 351v, blank. 4. ff. 352-382: Incipiunt interpretaciones nominum hebraicorum incipientium per a litteram, Aaz apprehendens vel apprehensio…Zuzim consiliantes eos vel consiliatores eorum [Stegmüller 7709]; ff. 382v-383, blank. 5. f. 383v: Pen trials, names (see below) and proverbs added below an erasure of 4 lines, s. XVIin: Cur moritur homo dum salgia crescit in orto [Walther, Proverbia 4695b]; Contra vim mortis non est medicamen in ortis [Walther, Proverbia 3346]; Dum moritur dives concurrunt undique cives/ Pauperis ad funus vix adest clericus unus [Walther, Proverbia 6614]; Res raro visa fit sepe a mente descisa [Walther, Proverbia 26761]; Dum caro pinguescit carnis temptacio crescit [Walther, Proverbia 4053]; Unusquisque lete diu umore sperat; Dum sumus in mundo vivamus corde iocundo; f. 384r-v, blank except for pen trials and names (see below). Parchment, ff. ii (modern paper) + 384 + ii (modern paper); 300 × 210 (197 × 123) mm. 112(+1, contemporary flyleaf included in foliation) 2-1412 156(through f. 175, end of the Psalms) 16-2912 308(through f. 351) 31-3212 388(+1, contemporary flyleaf included in foliation). 2 columns of 53 lines, ruled in lead with top, middle and bottom 3 lines full across, triple rules between the columns, and an additional set of narrow double rules in all 4 margins. Pricking in the inner margins and occasionally remaining in the upper and lower margins. Written in a gothic book hand; ff. 352-353vb line 18 in a different hand. Painted initials, 8- to 6-line, and the length of the text for the Genesis initial I, in white-patterned orange on a blue ground or in blue on a beige ground, infilled with animal or vine swirls, e.g. ff. 4v (Genesis), 106 (4 Reg.), 115v (1 Par.), 144 (Judith), 265v (Zech.). Most books of the bible and some prologues with parted red and blue initials, 9- to 3-line, with flourishing of both colors, in particularly fine style on f. 2 where flourish includes a stylized flower in a roundel, a face and extensions in the upper and lower borders; 2-line initials in blue with red flourishing or in red with blue; unornamented 1-line initials in the Psalms and in the Interpretationes. Running headlines across the opening and chapter numbers in roman numerals alternating red and blue letters. On ff. 308-315 (John), notes in the margins, s. XV(?), with readings for Sundays for the liturgical year. Scattered notes in lead and in ink in various hands. Nota bene hands on, e.g., ff. 291 (including a face), 337, 339v. Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on front and back covers; gilt edges. Written in England in the second half of the thirteenth century. Names on the blank leaves at the end include, on f. 383v: Abbas elstane terram dono tibi plane quam dum vivebat virgo mildreda tenebat (s. XV); Dompnus Robertus wynstanley sacerdos est meus possessor (s. XV/XVI); on f. 384v: henricus byntun, Thomas Unbrege, Iohannis stokys of fordenyche gentylman of decoler, Iohannes Frouike of londun marchate of debanker (all s. XV). On f. 1v, Pe. [S?]anwood Armiger de Sancto stephani in parocchia de Hackingtone in Comitatu Cantir. secundo die Decembris Anno salutis nostrae 1590, Elizabeth Reginae tricessimo tertio, Stilo Angliae. On f. 1, the shelfmark “N:2./1.” in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in 1917 with the Bridgewater Library (see pp. 5-7).
Secundo folio: qui si forte
Bibliography: De Ricci, 129-30.
Abbreviations
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
Ker, MMBL
N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries (Oxford 1969- )
Stegmüller
F. Stegmüller, vols. 9-11 with the assistance of N. Reinhardt, Repertorium biblicum medii aevi (Madrid 1950-80)
Walther, Proverbia
H. Walther, Proverbia sententiaeque latinitatis medii aevi. Lateinische Sprichworter und Sentenzen des Mittelalters in alphabetischer Anordnung. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 2 (Göttingen 1963-67, and new series in progress)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
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