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BIBLE
France, s. XIIImed
In the usual order for thirteenth century French bibles and with the common set of 64 prologues, as described by Ker, MMBL 1:96-97 regarding London, Lambeth Palace, MS 1364. 1. ff. 1-494: Old Testament: f. 1, Incipit epistola ieronimi presbiteri ad paulinum de omnibus divine historie libris, Frater ambrosius michi tua munuscula perferens detulit…, Prologus sancti ieronimi presbiteri in pentateucum, Desiderii mei desideratas accepi litteras…[Stegmüller 284, 285]; f. 5, Genesis; f. 29, Exodus; f. 49v, Leviticus; f. 63v, Numbers; f. 83, Deuteronomy; f. 101, Incipit prologus in libro iosue, Tandem finito pentateuco moysi velut grandi fenore…[Stegmüller 311]; f. 113v, Judges; f. 126v, Ruth; f. 128v, Incipit prologus in primum librum regum, Viginti et duas litteras esse apud hebreos…[Stegmüller 323]; f. 193, Prologus in primo libro paralipomenon, Si septuaginta interpretum pura et ut ab eis…[Stegmüller 328]; f. 207v, Prologus in secundo libro paralipomenon, Eusebius ieronimus dominioni et rogatiano suis in ihesu christo salutem. Quomodo grecorum historias magis intelligunt…[Stegmüller 327]; 2 Paralipomenon followed without break by the prayer of Manasses, Domine omnipotens deus patrum nostrorum abraham et isaac et iacob et seminis eorum iusti…[Stegmüller 93, 2]; f. 226v, Prologus in primo libro esdre, Utrum difficilius sit facere quod poscitis…[Stegmüller 330] with Ezra, Nehemiah, 2 Ezra [=3 Ezra; Stegmüller 94, 1]; f. 246, Prologus in libro tobie, Chromacio et heliodoro episcopis ieronimus presbiter in domino salutem. Mirari non desino…[Stegmüller 332]; f. 251, Prologus in libro iudith, Apud hebreos liber iudith inter agiographa legitur…[Stegmüller 335]; f. 257v, Incipit prologus in libro hester, Librum hester variis translationibus [sic] constat esse viciatum…, Rursum in libro hester…[Stegmüller 341 and 34, run on]; f. 264, Prologus in libro iob, Cogor per singulos scripture divine libros…, Iterum alius prologus, Si aut fiscellam iunco texerem…[Stegmüller 344, 357]; f. 277, Psalms contained on quire 14 with the last lines of ff. 276v and 305v left blank; f. 306, Incipit prologus in proverbiis salomonis, Iungat epistola quos iungit sacerdocium…[Stegmüller 457]; f. 317v, Prologus in libro ecclesiastes, Memini me hoc ferme quinquennio…[Stegmüller 462]; f. 321v, Song of Songs; f. 323v, Prologus in libro sapientie, Liber sapientie apud hebreos nusquam est…[Stegmüller 468]; f. 331, Prologus in libro ecclesiastici, Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem…[biblical introduction to Ecclesiasticus treated as prologue]; f. 352, Prologus in libro ysaie prophete, Nemo cum prophetas versibus viderit esse descriptos…[Stegmüller 482]; f. 376, Prologus in libro ieremie prophete, Ieremias propheta cui hic prologus scribitur…[Stegmüller 487]; Jeremiah followed by Lamentations; f. 406, Prologus in libro baruch, Liber iste qui baruch nomine prenotatur…[Stegmüller 491]; f. 409, Prologus ezechielis prophete, Ezekiel propheta cum ioachim rege iuda…[Stegmüller 492]; f. 433v, Prologus danielis, Danielem prophetam iuxta lxx interpretes…[Stegmüller 494]; f. 444, Prologus osee prophete, Non idem ordo est xii prophetarum…, Alius prologus, Temporibus ozie et ioathe, achaz et ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 500, 507]; f. 448, Prologus ioelis prophete, Sanctus ioel apud hebreos post osee ponitur…, Ioel fatuel filius describit terram…[Stegmüller 511, 510]; f. 449v, Incipit prologus in librum amos, Ozias rex cum dei religionem sollicite emularetur…, Item prologus, Amos propheta et rusticus et ruborum mora…, Item alius prologus, Hic amos propheta non fuit pater ysaie prophete…[Stegmüller 515, 512, 513]; f. 452v, Prologus in abdiam, Iacob patriarcha fratrem habuit esau…, Hebrei hunc dicunt…[Stegmüller 519 and 517, run on]; f. 453v, Prologus ione prophete, Sanctum ionam hebrei affirmant filium…, Alius prologus, Iona columba et dolens filius amathi…[Stegmüller 524, 521]; f. 454v, Prologus michee prophete, Temporibus ioate et achaz et ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 526]; f. 457, Prologus naum prophete, Naum prophetam ante adventum regis…[Stegmüller 528]; f. 458, Prologus abacuch, Quatuor prophete in xii prophetarum volumine sunt…[Stegmüller 531]; f. 459v, Prologus sophonie prophete, Tradunt hebrei cuiuscumque prophete pater aut avus…[Stegmüller 534]; f. 461, Prologus aggei prophete, Ieremias propheta ob causam periurii sedechie regis…[Stegmüller 538]; f. 462, Anno secundo darii regis medorum…[Stegmüller 539, prologue to Zechariah]; f. 466v, Prologus malachie prophete, Deus per moysen populo israeli preceperat…[Stegmüller 543]; f. 467v, Prologus in primo libro machabeorum, Domino excellentissimo et in cultu christiane religionis strenuissimo lodovico regi rabanus…Cum sim promptus animo ad parendum…, Alius prologus, Reverentissimo et omni caritatis officio dignissimo geroldo sacri palatii archidiacono rabanus…Memini me in palatio wangionum civitatis…, Alius prologus, Machabeorum libri duo prenotant prelia…[Stegmüller 547, 553, 551]. 2. ff. 494-619: New Testament: f. 494, Prologus mathei evangeliste, Matheus ex iudea sicut primus in ordine ponitur…, Alius prologus, Matheus cum primo predicasset evangelium in iudea…[Stegmüller 590, 589]; f. 510, Prologus marci evangeliste, Marcus evangelista dei electus et petri apostoli…[Stegmüller 607]; f. 520, Prologus luce evangeliste, Quoniam quidem multi conati sunt…[Luke 1, 1-4 treated as prologue], Alius prologus, Lucas syrus natione antiochensis arte medicus…[Stegmüller 620]; f. 537v, Prologus iohannis evangeliste, Hic est iohannes evangelista unus ex discipulis dei…[Stegmüller 624]; f. 550v, Prologus in epistolam ad romanos, Romani sunt in partes ytalie, hii preventi sunt…[Stegmüller 677]; f. 557v, Prologus in epistola ia ad corinthios, Corinthii sunt achaici et hii similiter…[Stegmüller 685]; f. 563v, Prologus in epistola iia ad corinthios, Post actam penitentiam consolatoriam scribit…[Stegmüller 699]; f. 568, Prologus in epistola ad galathas, Galathe sunt greci, hii verbum veritatis…[Stegmüller 707]; f. 570, Prologus in epistola ad ephesios, Ephesii sunt asiani, hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 715]; f. 572v, Prologus ad philipenses, Philipenses sunt macedones, hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 728]; f. 574, Prologus in epistola ad colocenses, Colosenses et hii sicut laodicenses…[Stegmüller 736]; f. 575v, Prologus in epistola ad thessalonicenses, Thessalonicenses sunt macedones in christo ihesu…[Stegmüller 747]; f. 577, Prologus in epistola secunda ad thessalonicenses, Ad thessalonicenses secundam scribit epistolam…[Stegmüller 752]; f. 577v, Prologus in epistola ia ad timotheum, Timotheum instituit [sic] et docet…[Stegmüller 765]; f. 579v, Prologus in epistola iia ad timotheum, Item timotheo scribit de exhortatione martyrii…[Stegmüller 772]; f. 580v, Prologus in epistola ad titum, Titum commonefacit et instruit…[Stegmüller 780]; f. 581v, Prologus in epistola ad philemonem, Philomeni [sic] familiares litteras facit…[Stegmüller 783]; f. 581v, Prologus in epistola ad hebreos, In primis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus…[Stegmüller 793]; f. 586v, Prologus in actibus apostolorum, Lucas antiocensis natione syrus cuius laus…[Stegmüller 640]; f. 603v, Prologus in epistolis canonicis, Non ita ordo est apud grecos…[Stegmüller 809]; f. 604, James; f. 605v, 1 Peter; f. 607v, 2 Peter; f. 608v, 1 John; f. 610, 2 John; f. 610, 3 John; f. 610v, Jude; f. 611, Prologus in apocalipsi, Omnes qui pie volunt vivere…[Stegmüller 839]; f. 619v, blank. 3. ff. 620-671: Incipiunt interpretationes hebraicorum nominum incipiencium per a litteram, Aaz apprehendens vel apprehensio…Zuzim consiliantes eos vel consiliatores eorum [Stegmüller 7709]; f. 671v, blank. Parchment, ff. iv (modern paper) + i (contemporary parchment) + 671 + iv (modern paper); 144 × 100 (105 × 66) mm. 122 224 3-422 524(-24; no loss of text 624 7-822 9-1024 1128 126 1314(-14; no loss of text) 1428(+ a leaf in the second half, possibly the last; this quire contains the psalter) 15-1724 1826 1924 2026(-25; no loss of text) 2124 2226(-23; no loss of text) 23-2526 2622 2718 28-2926. One remaining set of quire and leaf signatures, ai-axii, in quire 10. 2 columns of 44 lines, ruled in lead, double rule across the upper margin for the running headlines; slash prick marks visible in some lower margins. Written in a minute gothic book hand. Eleven 7- to 4-line historiated initials, with border extensions in blue, maroon, orange and gold and containing an animal; attributed by Branner, Manuscript Painting, pp. 78, 216 to the Soissons atelier. The historiated initials are: f. 1 (prologue), Jerome writing; f. 5 (Gen.), the days of the Creation; f. 129v (1 Reg.), son of Heli beheaded; f. 277 (Psalter), David playing his harp; f. 306 (Prov.), Solomon flogging Rehoboam; f. 321v (Cant.), Solomon’s knot; f. 331v (Ecclesiasticus, sic), Virgin and Child; f. 352v (Is.), Isaiah being sawn in two; f. 494v (Mt.), the evangelist writing; f. 577v (1 Tim.), a displayed eagle; f. 611 (Apoc.), an eagle, passant. 7- to 3-line initials in white-patterned blue and dusky pink with touches of orange and gold, many with partial borders which sometimes include biting animal heads; 2-line initials alternating red with blue flourishing and blue with red, and with red and blue cascade borders; 1-line initials alternating red and blue in the Psalter and in the Interpretationes; initials within the text filled in red. Rubrics in red. Chapter numbers in roman numerals and running headlines across the opening, both alternating red and blue letters. Additions in the margins in the hand of the scribe with tie marks giving reference to the text; a “cor.” note on f. 254; scattered notes in later hands. Bound, s. XIXex, in blind tooled black morocco by E. Pouget, with doublures of red morocco gold tooled in a geometric pattern; gilt edges. Written in France in the middle of the thirteenth century. A seventeenth or eighteenth century hand has noted on f. v verso, “Scripta fuit haec biblia per do. dalmat. religios. piperac anno domini 1344 [sic] 25 julii”; in the sixteenth century a note was added, “Biblia sacra manuscripta antiquissima ad usum fratrum capucinorum conventus Thiernensis”; Pébrac is in the Haute-Loire, Thiers in Puy-de-Dôme. Belonged to Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) of New York; his sale, Anderson, New York, 10 November 1919, n. 106 to G. D. Smith. Precise source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown.
Secundo folio: Hoc datus plato
Bibliography: De Ricci, 87.
Abbreviations
Branner, Manuscript Painting
R. Branner, Manuscript Painting in Paris during the Reign of Saint Louis: a Study of Styles (Berkeley 1977)
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)

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.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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