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BIBLE
France, s. XIII2
In the usual order for thirteenth century French bibles but with 66 prologues (the 2 extra for Obadiah and Habakkuk); see Ker, MMBL 1:96-97 regarding London, Lambeth Palace, MS 1364. 1. f. 1, List of books of the Bible, added in a different hand; f. 1v, blank. 2. ff. 2-400: Old Testament: f. 2, Incipit prefatio ieronimi presbiteri ad paulinum de omnibus divine hystorie libris, Frater ambrosius michi tua munuscula perferens detulit…, Incipit prologus ieronimi presbiteri super pentatheucum, Desiderii mei desideratas accepi litteras…[Stegmüller 284, 285]; f. 5, Genesis; f. 23, Exodus; f. 39, Leviticus; f. 50v, Numbers; f. 66v, Deuteronomy; f. 81, Incipit prologus iosue, Tandem finito pentatheuco moysi velut grandi fenore…[Stegmüller 311]; f. 90v, Judges; f. 100, Ruth; f. 101v, Incipit prologus ieronimi super librum regum, Viginti et duas litteras esse apud hebreos…[Stegmüller 323]; f. 153v, Incipit prologus primi paralipomenon, Si septuaginta interpretum pura et ut ab eis…[Stegmüller 328]; f. 165, Incipit prologus secundi libri paralipomenon, Eusebius ieronimus domnioni 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 issac et iacob et seminis eorum iusti…[Stegmüller 93, 2]; f. 180, Incipit prologus esdre, Utrum facilius [sic] sit facere quod poscitis…[Stegmüller 330] with Ezra, Nehemiah, 2 Ezra [= 3 Ezra; Stegmüller 94, 1]; f. 196, Incipit prologus tobie, Cromatio et helyodoro episcopis ieronimus presbiter in domino salutem. Mirari non desino…[Stegmüller 332]; f. 200v, Incipit prologus iudith, Apud hebreos liber iudith inter agiographa legitur…[Stegmüller 335]; f. 206, Incipit prologus hester, Librum hester variis translatoribus constat esse viciatum…Rursum in libro hester…[Stegmüller 341 and 343, run on]; f. 211, Incipit prologus beati ieronimi super librum iob, Cogor per singulos scripture divine libros…, Alius prologus, Si aut fiscellam iunco texerem…[Stegmüller 344, 357]; f. 222v, Psalms; f. 248, Incipit prologus in parabolis Salomonis, Iungat epistola quos iungit sacerdotium…[Stegmüller 457]; f. 257v, Incipit prologus ecclesiastes, Memini me hoc ferme quinquennio…[Stegmüller 462]; f. 260v, Song of Songs; f. 262, Prologus in libro sapientie, Liber sapientie apud hebreos nusquam est…[Stegmüller 468]; f. 268, Incipit prologus ecclesiastici, Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem…[biblical introduction to Ecclesiasticus treated as prologue]; f. 285, Incipit prologus ysaye prophete, Nemo cum prophetas versibus viderit esse descriptos…[Stegmüller 482]; f. 305, Incipit prologus ieremie prophete, Ieremias propheta cui hic prologus…[Stegmüller 487]; Jeremiah followed by Lamentations; f. 329v, Incipit prefatio baruch, Liber iste qui baruch nomine prenotatur…[Stegmüller 491]; f. 332, Incipit prologus ezechielis, Ezechiel propheta cum ioachim rege iuda…[Stegmüller 492]; f. 352, Incipit prologus danielis, Danielem prophetam iuxta lxx interpretes…[Stegmüller 494]; f. 360v, Incipit prologus xii prophetarum, Non est idem ordo xii prophetarum…, Incipit prologus osee prophete, Temporibus ozie et ioathe achaz et ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 500, 507]; f. 363v, Prologus iohel, Sanctus iohel apud hebreos post osee ponitur…, Item alius prologus, Ioel filius fatuel describit terram…[Stegmüller 511, 510]; f. 365, Incipit prologus amos prophete, Ozias rex cum dei religionem sollicite emularetur…, Alius prologus, Amos propheta et rusticus et ruborum moros…, Item alius prologus, Hic amos propheta non fuit pater ysaie prophete…[Stegmüller 515, 512, 513]; f. 367v, Incipit prologus abdie prophete, Iacob patriarcha fratrem habuit esau…, Alius prologus, Hebrei hunc dicunt esse…[Stegmüller 519, 517, written separately], Alius prologus, Esau filius ysaac frater iacob vocatus est etiam edom…contra ydumeos ergo loquitur hic propheta [cf. Stegmüller 11816?]; f. 368, Incipit prologus ione prophete, Sanctum ionam hebrei affirmant filium…, Alius prologus, Ionas columba et dolens filius amathi…[Stegmüller 524, 521]; f. 369, Prologus michee, Temporibus ioathe, achaz et ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 526]; f. 370v, Incipit prologus naum, Naum prophetam ante adventum regis assyriorum…[Stegmüller 528]; f. 371v, Incipit prologus abacuch, Quatuor prophete in xii prophetarum volumine sunt…, Incipit alius prologus, Abacuch amplexans qui vel ex eo…[Stegmüller 531, 530]; f. 373, Incipit prologus sophonie, Tradunt hebrei cuiuscumque prophete pater aut avus…[Stegmüller 534]; f. 374, Incipit prologus aggei, Ieremias propheta ob causam periurii sedechie regis…[Stegmüller 538]; f. 375, Incipit prologus zacharie prophete, Anno secundo darii regis medorum…[Stegmüller 539]; f. 378, Incipit prologus malachie prophete, Deus per moysen populo israeli preceperat…[Stegmüller 543]; f. 379v, Incipit prologus libris machabeorum, Domino excellentissimo et in cultu christiane religionis strenuissimo ludovico regi rabbanus…Cum sim promptus animorum [sic] ad parendum…, Item alius prologus, Reverentissimo et omni caritatis officio dignissimo giroldo sacrii palatii archidiacono rabbanus…Memini me in palatio Wangionum civitatis…, Alius prologus, Machabeorum libri duo prenotant prelia…[Stegmüller 547, 553, 551]. 3. ff. 400-486: New Testament: f. 400, Incipit prologus super matheum, Matheus ex iudea sicut in ordine primus…, Alius prologus, Matheus cum primo predicasset evangelium…[Stegmüller 590, 589]; f. 412, Incipit prologus marci evangeliste, Marcus evangelista dei electus et petri apostoli in baptismate filius…[Stegmüller 607]; f. 419v, Incipit 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. 431v, Prologus iohannis evangeliste, Hic est iohannes evangelista unus ex discipulis dei…[Stegmüller 624]; f. 440v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad romanos, Romani sunt in partes ytalie. Hii preventi sunt…[Stegmüller 677]; f. 444v, Incipit prologus in epistola prima ad corinthios, Chorinthii sunt achaici et hii similiter…[Stegmüller 685]; f. 449, Incipit prologus in epistola iia ad corinthios, Post peractam penitentiam consolatoriam epistolam…[Stegmüller 699]; f. 451v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad galathas, Galathe sunt greci. Hii verbum veritatis…[Stegmüller 707]; f. 453, Incipit prologus in epistola ad ephesios, Ephesi sunt asiani, hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 715]; f. 454v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad philippenses, Philippenses sunt macedones, hii percepto [sic] verbo…[Stegmüller 728]; f. 455v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad colocenses, Colocenses et hii sicut laodicenses…[Stegmüller 736]; f. 456v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad thessalonicenses prima, Thessalonicenses sunt macedones in christo ihesu…[Stegmüller 747]; f. 457v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad thessalonicenses iia, Ad thessalonicenses secundam scribit epistolam…[Stegmüller 752]; f. 458, Incipit prologus in epistola ad thimotheum prima, Thimotheum instruit et docet…[Stegmüller 765]; f. 459, Incipit prologus in iia ad thimotheum, Item thimotheo scribit de exhortatione martirii…[Stegmüller 772]; f. 459v, Prologus ad tytum, Tytum commonefacit et instruit…[Stegmüller 780]; f. 460, Prologus ad philemonem, Philemoni familiares litteras facit…[Stegmüller 783]; f. 460v, Prologus in epistola ad hebreos, In primis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus…[Stegmüller 793]; f. 463v, Prologus actuum apostolorum, Lucas antiocensis natione syrus cuius laus…[Stegmüller 640]; f. 475, Incipit prologus in epistolis canonicis, Non ita est ordo apud grecos…[Stegmüller 809]; f. 475v, James; f. 476v, 1 Peter; f. 477v, 2 Peter; f. 478v, 1 John; f. 479v, 2 John; f. 479v, 3 John; f. 480, Jude; f. 480, Incipit prologus apocalipsis, Omnes qui pie volunt vivere…[Stegmüller 839]; ff. 486v-487v, blank. 4. ff. 488-524: Hee sunt interpretationes hebraicorum nominum incipientium per a litteram, Aaz apprehendens vel apprehensio…Zusim [sic] consiliantes eos vel consiliatores eorum [Stegmüller 7709]; ff. 524v-525v, blank. Parchment, ff. ii (parchment, s. XV?) + 525; 255 × 175 (161 × 104) mm. Collation beginning with f. 2: 116 216(13, i.e. f. 30, lost but replaced, s. XV) 3-3016 316(through f. 487) 3216 3318 344. One catchword remains, written in the lower right corner (quire 10). Quire and leaf signatures in letters and roman numerals in lead through quire 13; additional leaf signatures, as letters, in quires 6 and 9 written in ink below the lead signatures, those in quire 6 with a suprascript horizontal line; additional signatures in the first half of quire 8, as a small circle in ink (invariable). 2 columns of 49 lines, ruled in lead, additional double rule across the upper margin for running headlines; slash prick marks visible in the upper and lower margins. Written in a gothic book hand; f. 1, in a different hand; f. 30, a fifteenth century replacement. Eighty-four historiated initials, 8- to 5-line (except for the letter I, running often the length of the text) in blue or maroon on grounds of these colors with some orange and gold, and enclosed by narrow gold frames; border extensions with rinceau and biting animals; listed by Branner, Manuscript Painting p. 230 among those related to the Bari atelier. The initials are: f. 2, Jerome; f. 5, the Genesis initial with the days of the Creation in circles and with the Crucifixion at the bottom; f. 23 (Ex.), 3 Israelites talking; f. 39 (Lev.), God before Moses who holds the tablets; f. 50v (Num.), Moses preaching; f. 66v (Deut.), Moses preaching; f. 81v (Jos.), God speaking to Joshua; f. 90v (Jud.), Death of Joshua, God speaking to Juda; f. 100 (Ruth), a 2-compartment letter with Elimelech above, and Naomi and the 2 children below; f. 102 (1 Reg.), Elcana and Anna praying; f. 115 (2 Reg.), David and the Amalekite; f. 126 (3 Reg.), attendant bringing Abishag to David; f. 140 (4 Reg.), Ahaziah falling from the tower; f. 153v (1 Par.), 3 Israelites seated; f. 165v (2 Par.), Solomon praying; f. 180v (Esdr.), a 2-compartment initial with Cyrus below and 2 workmen building the temple above, one of whom sits on top of the initial; f. 184v (Neh.), Nehemiah presenting the gold cup to Artaxerxes; f. 190 (2 Esdr.), an Israelite asperging the altar; f. 196v (Tob.), Tobit and the swallow; f. 200v (Judith), Judith beheading Holofernes; f. 206 (Esther), a 2-compartment letter with Esther below, receiving the sceptre from Ahasuerus, above; f. 212 (Job), Job on the dunghill, and his wife; f. 222v (Ps. 1), David playing his harp; f. 226 (Ps. 26), David being anointed; f. 228v (Ps. 38), David pointing to his face; f. 231 (Ps. 52), David standing before the fool who holds his club and bread; f. 233v (Ps. 68), a 2-compartment letter with God above and David waist deep in water below; f. 236v (Ps. 80), David playing bells; f. 239v (Ps. 97), clerics singing; f. 242v (Ps. 109), the Father and the Son seated, with the Dove between them; f. 248 (prologue to Prov.), a letter I, running the length of the text, as a wide band with rinceau and grotesque animal forms; f. 248v (Prov.), Solomon teaching Rehoboam; f. 257v (Ecclesiastes), Solomon seated; f. 260v (Cant.), Virgin and Child; f. 262 (Sap.), Solomon, seated, and a soldier; f. 268v (Ecclesiasticus), prophet in a garden; f. 285 (Is.), Isaiah being martyred by sawing; f. 305 (Jer.), God speaking to Jeremiah who sits before the boiling cauldron; f. 329v (Bar.), Baruch writing; f. 332v (Ezek.), Ezekiel in bed and the heads of the Tetramorph above him; f. 352v (Dan.), Daniel in the den of the lions; f. 361 (Hos.), Hosea and Gomer seated; f. 364 (Joel), Joel conversing with a man; f. 365 (Amos), Amos, his sheep about him, with God appearing in the sky; f. 367v (Obad.), the prophet, standing, and another man; f. 368 (Jon.), a 2-compartment letter with Jonah emerging from the whale below, and Nineveh above; f. 369 (Mich.), Micah watching the city; f. 370v (Nah.), Nahum lamenting the fall of Nineveh; f. 372 (Hab.), the angel and Habakkuk who holds the goblet; f. 373 (Zeph.), God speaking to the prophet; f. 374v (Hagg.), the prophet standing; f. 375 (Zech.), the prophet standing; f. 378v (Mal.), the prophet preaching; f. 380 (1 Macc.), the beheading of an idolatrous Jew; f. 392 (2 Macc.), delivery of the letter; f. 400v (prologue to Mt.), Matthew writing; f. 400v (Mt.), the rod of Jesse; f. 412 (prologue to Mk.), the winged lion; f. 412v (Mk.), Mark writing; f. 419v (prologue to Lk.), the winged ox; f. 420 (Lk.), Zechariah censing the altar; f. 431v (prologue to John), the eagle; f. 432 (John), the evangelist writing; ff. 440v, 444v, 449, 451v, 453, 454v, 455v, 456v, 457v, 458, 459, 459v, 460, 460v (Pauline Epistles), Paul, seated, holding a sword or a scroll; f. 464 (Acts), Ascension; f. 475v (James), the apostle standing; f. 476v (1 Pet.), Peter, holding the key and talking with another man; f. 477v (2 Pet.), Peter holding key and scroll, seated; f. 478v (1 John), seated writing; f. 479v (2 John), seated holding a scroll; f. 479v (3 John), seated holding a scroll; f. 480 (Jude), standing; f. 480v (Apoc.), John writing, with the 7 churches of Asia behind him. Sketches, probably by a later hand: f. 153v, a hare (?) on the border extension; f. 185, a blessing hand (from miniature on facing verso?); f. 260v, a small face in the upper margin; f. 292v, a mandorla with the Virgin and Child (referring back to the historiated initial for the Song of Songs, f. 260v?); f. 369, a face; f. 432, John writing. 7- to 4-line initials in white-patterned blue or maroon on grounds of the other color, surrounded by narrow gold frames and with border extensions; 4- and 3-line parted red and blue initials with flourishing of both colors in art. 4; 2-line initials alternating red with blue flourishing and blue with red, and continuing into red and blue cascade borders (no borders on such initials in the Interpretationes); 1-line initials alternating red and blue in the Psalms and the Interpretationes. Chapter numbers in roman numerals and running headlines across the opening, both alternating red and blue letters; rubrics and tituli to the psalms in red. Marginal additions and corrections in the hand of the scribe, enclosed in red frames; psalms counted in early arabic numerals in lead in the margins. Bound, s. XV, in stamped brown calf over boards, rebacked, with the remains of 2 clasps, front to back. Written in France, probably Paris, in the second half of the thirteenth century. No. 1 in a French or Belgian sale (slip glued to front pastedown; described as in 1037 pages). Source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown.
Secundo folio: [f. 3] amator legis
Bibliography: De Ricci, 88.
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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