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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 (reversing the order of Stegmüller 500 and 507), as described by Ker, MMBL 1:96-97 regarding London, Lambeth Palace, MS 1364. 1. ff. 1-439v: Old Testament: f. 1, Incipit epistola Sancti Ieronimi presbiteri ad paulinum de omnibus divine ystorie libris, Frater ambrosius michi tua munuscula proferens [sic] detulit…, Prologus Sancti Ieronimi presbiteri ad pentateucum, Desiderii mei desideratas accepi litteras…[Stegmüller 284, 285]; f. 4v, Genesis, f. 26v, Exodus; f. 44, Leviticus; f. 56v, Numbers; f. 74, Deuteronomy; f. 89v, Incipit prologus in libro Iosue, Tandem finito pentatheuco moysi velut grandi fenore…[Stegmüller 311]; f. 100v, Judges; f. 112, Ruth; f. 113v, Incipit prologus in libro regum, Viginti et duas litteras esse apud hebreos…[Stegmüller 323]; f. 171v, Incipit prologus in libro paralipomenon, Si septuaginta interpretum pura et ut ab eis…[Stegmüller 328]; f. 184v, Incipit prologus in libro secundo paralipomenon, Eusebius ieronimus dompnioni et rogationi [sic] suis in ihesu christo salutem. Quomodo grecorum ystorias 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 iusto…[Stegmüller 93, 2]; f. 201, Incipit prologus in libro esdre primus, Utrum diffilius [sic] sit facere quod possitis [sic]…[Stegmüller 330] with Ezra, Nehemiah, 2 Ezra [= 3 Ezra; Stegmüller 94, 1]; f. 219, Incipit prologus in libro thobie, Cromatio et helyodoro episcopis ieronimus presbiter in domino salutem. Mirari non desino…[Stegmüller 332]; f. 223v, Incipit prologus in libro Iudith, Apud hebreos liber iudith inter agiographa legitur…[Stegmüller 335]; f. 229v, Incipit prologus in libro hester, Librum hester variis translatoribus constat esse viciatum…, Rursum in libro hester…[Stegmüller 341 and 343, run on]; f. 235, Incipit prologus in libro iob, Cogor per singulos scripture divine libros…, Alius prologus, Si aut fiscellam iunco texerem…[Stegmüller 344, 357]; f. 247v, Psalms; f. 274, Incipit prologus in proverbiis Salomonis, Iungat epistola quos iungit sacerdotium…[Stegmüller 457]; f. 282v, Prologus in libro ecclesiastes, Memini me hoc ferme quinquennio…[Stegmüller 462]; f. 286, Song of Songs; f. 287v, Incipit prologus in libro Sapiencie, Liber sapiencie apud hebreos nusquam est…[Stegmüller 468]; f. 294, Incipit prologus ecclesiastici, Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem…[biblical introduction treated as prologue]; f. 311v, Incipit prologus in libro ysaie prophete, Nemo cum prophetis versibus viderit…[Stegmüller 482]; f. 332v, Incipit prologus in libro Ieremie prophete, Ieremias propheta cui hic prologus scribitur…[Stegmüller 487]; f. 357v, Lamentations; f. 359v, Incipit prologus in baruch, Liber iste qui baruch nomine prenotatur…[Stegmüller 491]; f. 362v, Incipit prologus in ezechiel prophetae, Ezechiel propheta cum ioachim rege iuda…[Stegmüller 492]; f. 384v, Incipit prologus in libro daniel, Danielem prophetam iuxta lxx interpretes…[Stegmüller 494], lacking the last verse, Dan. 14, 42; f. 394, Incipit prologus xii prophetarum, Temporibus ozie et ioache achaz et ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 507]; f. 394v, Hosea; f. 394v, Prologus in xii prophetarum, Non idem ordo est xii prophetarum…[Stegmüller 500]; f. 397v, Incipit prologus in libro Iohelis prophete, Sanctus iohel apud hebreos post osee ponitur…, Alius prologus, Iohel fatuel filius describit terram…[Stegmüller 511, 510]; f. 399, Incipit prologus in librum amos propheta, Ozias rex cum dei religionem sollicite emularetur…, Alius prologus, Amos pastor et rusticus et ruborum mora…, Alius prologus, Hic amos propheta non fuit pater ysaie prophete…[Stegmüller 515, 512, 513]; f. 402, Incipit prologus in librum abdias propheta, Iacob patriarcha fratrem habuit esau…, Hebrei hunc dicunt…[Stegmüller 519 and 517, run on]; f. 402v, Incipit prologus in librum Ione prophete, Sanctum ionam hebrei affirmant filium fuisse…, Alius prologus, Iona columba et dolens filius amathi…[Stegmüller 524, 521]; f. 403v, Incipit prologus in librum michee prophete, Temporibus ioathe et achaiz et ezechie regum iuda…[Stegmüller 526]; f. 405v, Incipit prologus in librum naum propheta, Naum prophetam ante adventum regis assiriorum…[Stegmüller 528]; f. 406v, Incipit prologus in librum abacuc propheta, Quatuor prophete in xii prophetarum volumine sunt…[Stegmüller 531]; f. 408, Incipit prologus in librum Sophonie, Tradunt hebrei cuiuscumque prophete pater aut avus…[Stegmüller 534]; f. 409, Incipit prologus in librum aggeo propheta, Ieremias propheta ob causam periurii sedechie regis…[Stegmüller 538]; f. 410, Incipit prologus in librum zacharie prophete, In anno secundo darii regis medorum…[Stegmüller 539]; f. 414, Incipit prologus malachie prophete, Deus per moysen populo israeli preceperat…[Stegmüller 543]; f. 415, Incipit prologus in librum 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 geraldo sacri palacii archidiacono rabanus…Memini me in palacio vangionum…, Alius prologus, Machabeorum libri duo prenotant prelia…[Stegmüller 547, 553, 551]. 2. ff. 439v-548v: New Testament: f. 439v, Prologus in matheo evangelista, Matheus ex iudea sicut primus in ordine…, Item alius prologus, Matheus cum primo predicasset evangelium…[Stegmüller 590, 589]; f. 454, Incipit prologus marcus evangelista, Marcus evangelista dei electus et petri in baptismate filius…[Stegmüller 607]; f. 463, Incipit prologus Luce evangeliste, Luchas syrus natione et antiochenus arte medicus…[Stegmüller 620], Item alius prologus, Quoniam multi quidem conati sunt [Luke, 1, 1-4 treated as prologue]; f. 479, Incipit prologus in iohannes evangelista, Hic est iohannes evangelista unus ex discipulis dei…[Stegmüller 624]; f. 490v, Incipit prologus in epistola pauli ad Romanos, Romani sunt in partibus ytalie, hii preventi sunt…[Stegmüller 677]; f. 496, Prologus in epistola pauli ad chorinthios, Chorinthii sunt achaici et hii similiter…[Stegmüller 685]; f. 501, Prologus in epistola pauli ad chorintios iia, Post peractam penitentiam consolatoriam epistolam…[Stegmüller 699]; f. 504v, Prologus in epistola pauli ad galatas, Galathe sunt greci, hii verbum veritatis…[Stegmüller 707]; f. 506v, Prologus in epistola pauli ad ephesios, Ephesii sunt asyani, hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 715]; f. 508, Prologus in epistola pauli ad philipenses, Philipenses sunt macedones, hii percepto [sic] verbo…[Stegmüller 728]; f. 509v, Prologus in epistola pauli ad colocenses, Colocenses et hii sicut laodicenses…[Stegmüller 736]; f. 511, Prologus in epistola pauli ad thessalonicenses, Thessalonicenses sunt macedonie [sic] in christo ihesu…[Stegmüller 747]; f. 512, Prologus in epistola pauli ad thessalonicenses iia, Ad thessalonicenses secundam scribit epistolam…[Stegmüller 752]; f. 512v, Prologus in epistola pauli ad timotheum ia, Timotheum instruit et docet…[Stegmüller 765]; f. 514, Prologus in epistola pauli ad timotheum iia, Item thimotheo scribit de exortatione martirii…[Stegmüller 772]; f. 515, Prologus in epistola pauli ad tytum, Tytum commonefacit et instruit…[Stegmüller 780]; f. 516, Prologus in epistola pauli ad philemonem, Philemoni familiares litteras facit…[Stegmüller 783]; f. 516, Prologus in epistola pauli ad hebreos, In primis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus…[Stegmüller 793]; f. 520v, Prologus in actibus apostolorum, Lucas antiochenus natione syrus cuius laus…[Stegmüller 640]; f. 535v, Prologus in epistola Iacobi, Non ita est ordo apud grecos…[Stegmüller 809]; f. 537, 1 Peter; f. 538v, 2 Peter; f. 539v, 1 John; f. 540v, 2 John; f. 541, 3 John; f. 541, Jude; f. 541v, Prologus in apocalipsis, Omnes qui pie volunt vivere…[Stegmüller 839]. 3. ff. 548v-591: Interpretationes nominum ebraicorum incipit de a littera, Aaa [sic] apprendens [sic] vel apprehensio…Zuzim consiliantes eos vel consiliatores eorum [Stegmüller 7709]; rubricator mistakenly continued to fill in initial A’s on ff. 556v-559v when he should have begun the B’s. 4. ff. 591-595v: [added, s. XIII] Incipiunt dicciones vel nomina obscura in bibliotheca, Bibliotheca a greco nomen accepit eo quod ibi recondantur libri. Nam biblus liber est…, de prologo…, De genesi…, De exodo…Amen id est veraciter vel fideliter. Explicit. [Some similarity to Stegmüller 10344; f. 596, blank] 5. f. 596v: [added, s. XV] Hii sunt libri istius presentis biblie, Primo quinque libri Moysi. Primus genesis 1 capitula…72 Apocalipsis xxii. [ff. 597-598v, blank] Parchment, ff. ii (early modern paper) + 598 (+ ff. 163 bis and 278 bis) + ii (early modern paper); 193 × 140 (128 × 85) mm. 1-1024 1116 1218(through f. 273) 13-2424 2522 2612 274. A few marks in ink, possibly quire and leaf signatures, in the lower right corners of ff. 331, 355-357. 2 columns of 45 lines, ruled in lead, with top, middle and bottom 3 lines full across; additional double rules in all 4 margins; slash prick marks visible in the 3 outer margins of some leaves. Written in a gothic book hand. Eighty-two historiated initials of good quality, 10- to 7-line (except the letter I, running the length of the text) in blue or maroon on grounds of these colors with some gold, orange and green, and enclosed by narrow gold frames; border extensions with rinceau and biting animals; attributed by Branner, Manuscript Painting pp. 81 and 220 to the same atelier as Antwerp, Museum Plantin-Moretus, M 17.3. Very faint lead sketches for the illuminator on ff. 201v, 206, 219, 223v, 229v. The initials are: f. 1 (prologue), Jerome writing; f. 4v (Gen.), the days of the Creation in quatrefoils, and the Crucifixion; f. 26v (Ex.), Moses in a doorway followed by 2 others; f. 44 (Lev.), Moses offering a lamb on an altar; f. 56v (Num.), God speaking to Moses and Aaron; f. 74 (Deut.), Moses preaching to 2 men; f. 90 (Jos.), God speaking to Joshua; f. 100v (Jud.), God speaking to 2 seated men; f. 112 (Ruth), a 2-compartment initial with Elimelech above, and Naomi with 2 children below; f. 114v (1 Reg.), Elcana and Anna praying at an altar; f. 130v (2 Reg.), beheading of the Amalekite; f. 143v (3 Reg.), attendant bringing Abishag to David; f. 158v (4 Reg.), Ahaziah falling from the tower; f. 172 (1 Par.), descendants of Adam; f. 185 (2 Par.), Solomon praying at an altar; f. 201v (1 Esdr.), a 2-compartment initial with Cyrus below and 2 workmen building the temple above; f. 206 (Neh.), Nehemiah presenting the gold cup to Artaxerxes; f. 212 (2 Esdr.), Asperging of the altar; f. 219 (Tob.), Tobit and the swallow; f. 223v (Judith), Judith beheading Holofernes; f. 229v (Esther), a 2-compartment initial with Esther below, receiving the sceptre from Ahasuerus, above; f. 236 (Job), Job and his wife; f. 247v (Ps. 1), David playing his harp; f. 251v (Ps. 26), David, as a young boy, being anointed; f. 254 (Ps. 38), David pointing to his tongue; f. 256v (Ps. 52), the fool with his stick and bread; f. 259v (Ps. 68), a 2-compartment initial with God above and David waist deep in water below; f. 262v (Ps. 80), David playing the bells; f. 265v (Ps. 97), clerics singing; f. 268v (Ps. 109), the Father and the Son seated on a bench with the Dove between them; f. 274 (Prov.), Solomon instructing Rehoboam; f. 282v (Ecclesiastes), Solomon admonishing a woman with a mirror, by pointing to one who is dying; f. 286 (Cant.), Virgin and Child; f. 287v (Sap.), Solomon and a soldier; f. 294 (Ecclesiasticus), Ecclesia enthroned, with chalice and cross; f. 311v (Is.) Isaiah being sawn in two; f. 333 (Jer.), God, from the sky, speaking to Jeremiah; f. 357v (Lam.), Jeremiah watching the city; f. 359v (Bar.), Baruch writing; f. 363 (Ezek.), God speaking to Ezekiel; f. 385 (Dan.), Daniel in the den with 2 lions; f. 394v (Hos.), Hosea and Gomer; f. 398 (Joel), God speaking to the prophet; f. 399v (Amos), Amos with his sheep, as God speaks to him; f. 402 (Obad.), the prophet with a scroll; f. 403 (Jon.), a 2-compartment initial with Jonah emerging from the whale’s mouth below, and Nineveh above; ff. 403v, 405v, 407 408 (respectively Mich., Nah., Hab., Zeph.), the prophets holding scrolls; f. 409v (Hagg.), a 2-compartment initial with Zerubbabel below, and Haggai above; f. 410v (Zech.), angel with scroll descending to Zechariah; f. 414 (Mal.), God talking to the prophet who holds a scroll; f. 416v (1 Macc.), beheading of an idolatrous Jew; f. 430 (2 Macc.), delivery of the letter; f. 440 (Mt.), rod of Jesse; f. 454v (Mk.), Mark above, and his lion below; f. 463v (Lk.), Zechariah censing the altar; f. 479 (John), John above, and his eagle below; f. 490v (Rom.), Paul and a disciple with the cross between them; ff. 496, 501, 504v, 506v, 508, 509v, 511, 512, 512v, 514, 515, 516, (12 of the Pauline epistles), Paul holding sword and scroll in varying positions; f. 516 (Hebr.), Paul and a disciple; f. 520v (Acts), Ascension; f. 535v (James), standing, holding a scroll; ff. 537, 538v (1 and 2 Pet.), Peter, seated, holding the keys; f. 539v (1 John), the evangelist writing; f. 540v (2 John), John seated, holding a scroll; f. 541 (2 miniatures, for 3 John and for Jude), John seated and Jude standing both with a scroll; f. 542 (Apoc.), John writing, with the 7 churches of Asia behind him. 9- to 5-line initials in white-patterned blue and maroon, with touches of gold, orange and green; 2-line initials alternating red with blue flourishing and blue with red, and continuing into a red and blue cascade border (without the border in the Interpretationes); 1-line initials alternating red and blue in the Psalter and in the Interpretationes; 1-line initials within the text filled in red. Chapter numbers in roman numerals and running headlines across the opening, alternating red and blue letters. Marginal chapter numbers written as instructions to the rubricator visible in the inner margins, those in the outer margins presumably trimmed away. Additions and corrections in various hands, in red or in black ink and enclosed in red ink frames. Bound, s. XVII, in limp parchment, with protective flaps over the fore edge and with the remains of 4 ties: one each at top and bottom, and 2 at the fore edge; scraps from a fifteenth century document used as reinforcement along the hinge in the inside front and back covers; rust marks from chain hasps on bottom center of opening and closing leaves; formerly bound in pink or red leather over boards, as seen from offset on f. 598v (former pastedown). Written in France, probably Paris, in the second half of the thirteenth century. On f. 597v, in a fifteenth century hand, “Iohannes verenogerneii.” Belonged to Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928) of Minneapolis; obtained from him by Henry E. Huntington in February 1918.
Secundo folio: pro occultis filii
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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