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BIBLE
France, s. XIII2
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; note, however, that Neh. 13, 15-31 is treated as the prologue to 2 Ezra (=3 Ezra; Stegmüller 94, 1). Ten leaves missing with loss of text: after f. 201, 1 Par. 15, 28-17, 27; after f. 245, Tob. 9, 7-13, 3; after f. 270, all of Pss. 1-7; after f. 294, Ps. 109, 6-117, 12; after f. 485, 1 Macc. 13, 9-14, 11; after f. 507, Mt. 15, 32-17, 24; after f. 541, Lk. 21, 32-24, 6. Positions of 2 biofolia reversed in the binding, so that ff. 172-171 and 190-189 should be read in this order. 1. ff. 1-499: Old Testament: f. 1, Incipit prologus ieronimi presbiteri de omnibus divine istorie libris, Frater Ambrosius michi tua munuscula perferens detulit…[general prologue; Stegmüller 284]; f. 4v, Incipit prologus in ienesi, Desiderii mei desideratas accepi epistolas…[Stegmüller 285]; f. 5, Genesis; f. 31, Exodus; f. 51v, Leviticus; f. 66v, Numbers; f. 87, Deuteronomy; f. 105, Tandem finito pentatheuco moysi velud grandi fenore liberati…[for Joshua; Stegmüller 311]; f. 117v, Judges; f. 130, Ruth; f. 132, Incipit prologus in libro regum, Viginti et duas litteras apud hebreos…[Stegmüller 323]; f. 194v, Incipit prologus in libro paralipomenon, Si septuaginta interpretum pura et ut ab eis…[Stegmüller 328]; f. 206v, Incipit liber paralipomenon iius, Eusebius ieronimus domnioni et rogatiano suis in ihesu christo salutem. Quomodo grecorum historias magis inteligunt…[Stegmüller 327] and on f. 223r-v the prayer of Manasses [Stegmüller 93, 2]; f. 223v, Incipit prologus esdre, Utrum difficilius sit facere quod poscitis…[Stegmüller 330]; f. 228v, Nehemiah, ending at 13, 14; f. 235v, Incipit prologus, In diebus illis vidi in iuda calcantes torcularia…[Neh. 13, 15-31 treated as a prologue for 2 Ezra]; f. 242v, Incipit prologus thobie, Chromatio et eliodoro episcopis ieronimus presbiter in domino salutem. Mirari non desino exactionis nostre [sic] instanciam…[Stegmüller 332]; f. 246v, Incipit prologus in libro iudith, Apud hebreos liber iudith inter agyographa legitur…[Stegmüller 335]; f. 252v, Incipit prologus in libro hester, Librum hester variis translationibus [sic] constat esse viciatum…Rursum in libro hester alphabetum ex minio usque ad thetam…[Stegmüller 341 and 343, run on]; f. 258, Incipit prologus in libro iob, Cogor per singulos scripture divine libros…; Item alius prologus, Si aut ficellam [sic] iunco texerem…[Stegmüller 344 and 357]; f. 271, Psalms, beginning defectively at Ps. 8, 1; f. 301v, Incipit prologus parabole salomonis, Iungat epistola quos iungit sacerdocium…[Stegmüller 457]; f. 313, Incipit prologus in libro ecclesiastes, Memini vie [sic] hoc ferme quinquennio…[Stegmüller 462]; f. 317v, Song of Songs; f. 319, Incipit prologus in libro sapiencie, Liber sapiencie apud hebreos nusquam est…[Stegmüller 468]; f. 327, Incipit prologus in ecclesiastico, Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem…[the introduction treated as a prologue]; f. 348, Incipit prologus ysaie, Nemo cum prophetas versibus viderit esse descriptos…[Stegmüller 482]; f. 372v, Incipit in libro ieremie, Ieremias propheta cui hic prologus scribitur…[Stegmüller 487]; Jeremiah followed by Lamentations; f. 404, Incipit prologus baruch, Liber iste qui baruch nomine prenotatur…[Stegmüller 491]; f. 407v, Incipit prologus in libro ezechielis prophete, Ezechiel propheta cum ioachim rege iuda…[Stegmüller 492]; f. 434v, Incipit prologus in libro danielis prophete, Danielem prophetam iuxta lxx interpretes…[Stegmüller 494]; f. 446v, Incipit prologus in libro xii prophetarum, Non idem ordo xii prophetarum est…, Item alius prologus, Temporibus ozie, ioathe, achaz et ezechie…[before Hosea; Stegmüller 500 and 507]; f. 450v, Incipit prologus in libro ioel, Sanctus ioel apud hebreos post osee ponitur…, Item alius prologus, Ioel filius fatuel describit terram…[Stegmüller 511 and 510]; f. 452v, Incipit prologus in libro amos, Ozias rex cum dei religionem solicite emularetur…, Item alius prologus, Amos propheta pastor et rusticus et ruborum moros [sic] distringens…, Item tertius prologus, Hic amos propheta non pater fuit ysaye prophete…[Stegmüller 515, 512 and 513]; f. 456, Incipit prologus in libro abdie, Iacob patriarcha fratrem habuit esau…, Hebrei hunc dicunt…[Stegmüller 519 and 517, run on]; f. 456v, Incipit prologus in libro ione prophete, Sanctum ionam hebrei affirmant filium…, Item alius prologus, Ionas columba et dolens filius amachi…[Stegmüller 524 and 521]; f. 458, Incipit prologus michee prophete, Temporibus ioathe, achaz, ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 526]; f. 460, Incipit prologus in libro naum, Naum prophetam ante adventum regis assyrorum…[a truncated version of Stegmüller 528, ending “…sicut in consequentibus libri huius demonstrabitur”; see de Bruyne, Préfaces, 139-40]; f. 461, Incipit prologus in abacu [sic] propheta, Quatuor prophete in xii prophetarum volumine sunt…[Stegmüller 531]; f. 463, Incipit prologus in libro sophonie prophete, Tradunt hebrei cuiuscumque prophete pater aut avus…[Stegmüller 534]; f. 464v, Incipit prologus in libro aggei prophete, Ieremias propheta ob causam periurii sedechie regis…[Stegmüller 538]; f. 465v, Incipit prologus in libro zacharie, Anno secundo darii regis medorum aggeum et zacharia…[Stegmüller 539]; f. 470v, Incipit prologus malachie, Deus per moysen populo israeli preceperat…[Stegmüller 543]; f. 472, Incipit prologus in libro machabeorum, Domino excellentissimo et in cultu christiane religionis strenuissimo lodovico regi Rabanus…, Cum sim promptus animo ad parendum…, Item alius prologus, Reverentissimo et omni caritatis officio dignissimo geroldo sacri palacii archidiacono Rabanus…Memini me in pallatio civitatis Wamgionum…, Item tertius prologus, Machabeorum libri duo prenotant prelia…[Stegmüller 547, 553 and 551] 2. ff. 449-622v: New Testament: f. 499, Incipit prologus in matheum, Matheus ex iudea sicut in ordine primus ponitur…, Item alius prologus, Matheus cum primo predicasset evangelium in iudea…[Stegmüller 590 and 589]; f. 515, Incipit prologus in libro marci, Marchus evangelista dei electus et petri in baptismate filius…[Stegmüller 607]; f. 526, Incipit prologus in luca evangelista, Lucas natione syrus et anthiochensis arte medicus…[Stegmüller 620], Item alius prologus, Quoniam quidem multi conati sunt…[Lk. 1, 1-4 treated as prologue]; f. 542v, Incipit prologus in libro iohannis, Hic est Iohannes evangelista unus ex discipulis dei…[Stegmüller 624]; f. 555, Incipit prologus in epistola ad romanos, Romani sunt in partes ytalie…[Stegmüller 677 but ending “ab athenis”]; f. 561v, Incipit prologus, Corinthii sunt achaici et hii similiter…[Stegmüller 685]; f. 568v, Incipit prologus, Post actam penitenciam consolatoriam epistolam scribit…[for 2 Corinthians; Stegmüller 699]; f. 572v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad galathas, Galathe sunt greci. Hii verbum veritatis…[Stegmüller 707]; f. 574v, Incipit prologus ad epheseos, Ephesii sunt asiani hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 715]; f. 576v, Incipit prologus ad philipenses, Philipenses sunt macedones hii accepto verbo…[Stegmüller 728]; f. 578, Incipit prologus, Colosenses et hii sicut laodicenses…[Stegmüller 736]; f. 579v, Incipit prologus ad thessalonicenses, Thessalonicenses sunt macedones in christo iesu…[Stegmüller 747]; f. 581, Incipit prologus, Ad thessalonicenses secundam scribit epistolam…[Stegmüller 752]; f. 581v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad timotheum, Timotheum instruit et docet…[Stegmüller 765]; f. 587, Incipit prologus ad timotheum, Item Timotheo scribit de exhortatione martirii…[for 2 Timothy; Stegmüller 772]; f. 584v, Incipit prologus, Titum commonefacit et instruit…[for Titus; Stegmüller 780]; f. 585, Incipit prologus, Philemoni familiares litteras mittit…[for Philemon, Stegmüller 783]; f. 585v, Incipit prologus, In primis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus…[for Paul; Stegmüller 793]; f. 590v, Incipit prologus, Lucas antiochensis natione syrus cuius laus…[for Acts of the Apostles Stegmüller 640]; f. 607, Incipit prologus in epistolis canonicalibus, Non ita est ordo apud grecos…[Stegmüller 809]; f. 607v, James; f. 609, 1 Peter; f. 611, 2 Peter; f. 612, 1 John; f. 613v, 2 John; f. 614, 3 John; f. 614, Jude; f. 614v, Incipit prologus in Apochalipsis, Omnes qui pie volunt vivere…[Stegmüller 839]. 3. ff. 623-672v: Incipiunt interpretationes hebraycorum nominum, Aaz apprehendens vel aprehensio…Zuzim consiliantes eos vel consiliatores eorum [Stegmüller 7709]. Parchment, ff. iii (modern paper) + 672 + iii (modern paper); 143 × 100 (103 × 65) mm. 1-724 824(3rd and 4th bifolia, each reversed in binding) 926(-10 after f. 201) 1028 1128(-1 after f. 245; -27, 28 after f. 270) 1226(-1 and 26, respectively after ff. 270 and 294) 1324 1426 1524 1622 17-1826 1924 2024(-20 after f. 485) 2124(-19 after f. 507) 2224 2312 (-6, 7 after f. 541) 2426 2522 2628 2724 2828(-27, 28). 2 columns of 47 lines ruled in lead, single bounding lines, with additional double rule across the upper margin for running headlines; slash pricking visible in upper and lower margins. Written in a minute textura script below the top line. On f. 1, 6-line historiated initial in blue and pink, of Jerome at his desk, with a biting animal head on the prolongation of the letter. On f. 5, historiated Genesis initial the length of the text depicting the days of the Creation on alternating silver and red mandorlas; below the text space, a miniature of the Crucifixion. 6- and 5-line parted red and blue initials with flourishing in both colors, sometimes extending into a cascade border. 2-line initials alternating red with blue flourishing and blue with red, with cascade borders. 1-line initials alternating red and blue in the Psalter and in the Interpretationes. Rubrics throughout; chapter numbers in roman numerals within the text space and running headlines across the opening laternating red and blue letters. Fifteenth century foliation in arabic numerals beginning with Genesis (f. 5) and with many errors; that foliation and notes on the present ff. 218v and 243v show that in the binding of the time the second bifolium of quire 10 (now ff. 219 and 244) was inverted. Some later marginalia, possibly in an English hand, s. XV, on ff. 286v, 289, 294v. Bound in dark brown morocco over bevelled boards by Robson and Kerslake, blind stamped on both covers; “Biblia Sacra Latina” in gold on the front cover; gilt edges. Written in France in the second half of the thirteenth century. On f. 450v, a short prayer, signed and dated “Jacques LeFebvre Bazencourts 1619.” Owned by the collector of Lincolniana, Oliver R. Barrett of Chicago (1873-1950); sale of a “notable American collector” by the American Art Association, 20 December 1920, lot 540 to J. Adams for Henry E. Huntington.
Secundo folio: non tamen scientia
Bibliography: De Ricci, 88.
Abbreviations
de Bruyne, Préfaces
[D. de Bruyne], Les préfaces de la Bible (Namur 1920)
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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