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BIBLE
Italy, s. XIII2
Bible in the order of London, Lambeth Palace, MS 1364 as described by Ker, MMBL, 1:96-97, but here including the prayer of Solomon after Ecclesiaticus; Daniel ending at 14, 41; 63 prologues, lacking Stegmüller 327, 343, 521 and 547 but with the additional prologues, Stegmüller 414, 430, 480. 1. ff. 1-409v: Old Testament: f. 1, Incipit epistola sancti Ieronimi presbiteri de omnibus divine hystorie libris ad paulinum presbiterum, Frater ambrosius tua michi munuscula perferens detulit…, Incipit prologus sancti ieronimi in pentateuchum, Desiderii mei desideratas accepi epistolas…[Stegmüller 284, 285]; f. 4, Genesis, with f. 5 containing Genesis 15, 16-18, 8 bound incorrectly in its present position, it should follow f. 9; f. 24v, Exodus; f. 41v, Leviticus; f. 53, Numbers; f. 69, Deuteronomy; f. 84, Incipit prologus in librum Iosue, Tandem finito pentatheuco moysi velut grandi fenore…[Stegmüller 311]; f. 94v, Judges; f. 105, Ruth; f. 106v, Incipit prologus in libros regum, Viginti duas esse litteras aput hebreos…[Stegmüller 323]; f. 160v, Incipit prologus in libros paralipomenon, Si septuaginta interpretum pura et ut ab eis…[Stegmüller 328], 2 Paralipomenon followed on f. 189v by the prayer of Manasses, Domine deus omnipotens patrum nostrorum abraham ysaac et iacob et semini eorum iusto…[Stegmüller 93, 2]; f. 189v, Incipit prologus esdre primus, Utrum difficilius sit facere quod poscitis…[Stegmüller 330], with Ezra, Nehemiah, 2 Ezra [= 3 Ezra; Stegmüller 94, 1]; f. 207, Incipit prologus in librum tobie, Chromatio et helyodoro episcopis ieronimus presbiter in domino salutem. Mirari non desino…[Stegmüller 332]; f. 211v, Incipit prologus in librum iudith, Aput hebreos liber iudith inter [correction over erasure:] apocrifa legitur…[Stegmüller 335]; f. 217v, Incipit prologus in librum hester, Librum hester variis translatoribus constat esse viciatum…[Stegmüller 341]; f. 223, Incipit prologus in iob, Cogor per singulos scripture divine libros…, Incipit alius prologus, Si aut fiscellam iunco texerem…[Stegmüller 344, 357]; f. 235, Incipit prologus in libro psalmorum, David filius iesse cum esset…, Incipit epistola ad paulum et eustochium, Psalterium rome dudum ponitus emendaram…[Stegmüller 414, 430], with major initials at the usual 8-part division and at Pss. 114, 121; f. 263, Iungat epistola quos iungit sacerdocium…[Stegmüller 457, prologue to Proverbs]; f. 271, Incipit prologus in libro ecclesiastes, Memini me hoc ferme quinquennium…[Stegmüller 462]; f. 274, Song of Songs; f. 275v, Incipit prologus in librum sapiencie, Liber sapiencie apud hebreos nusquam est…[Stegmüller 468]; f. 281, Incipit prologus in ecclesiasticum, Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem…[biblical introduction to Ecclesiasticus treated as prologue]; f. 297, Et inclinavit salomon genua sua…[prayer of Solomon, following Ecclesiasticus directly; de Bruyne, Sommaires, 562]; f. 297, Incipit prologus sancti ieronimi presbiteri in ysaya propheta, Nemo cum prophetas versibus viderit…[prologue added in the margin:] Incipit argumentum, [Y]sayas in ierusalem nobili genere ortus est…[Stegmüller 482, 480]; f. 316v, Incipit prologus Ieremie, Ieremias propheta cui hic prologus scribitur…[Stegmüller 487], ending with the historical note for Lamentations,…suspirans et eiulans ait; f. 339, Lamentations; f. 341, Incipit prologus in baruch, Liber iste qui baruch nomine prenotatur…[Stegmüller 491]; f. 343v, Incipit prologus in ezechiele propheta, Eiezechiel [sic] propheta cum iohachim rege iuda…[Stegmüller 492]; f. 363, Incipit prologus in danielem prophetam, Danielem prophetam iuxta lxx interpretes…[Stegmüller 494], Daniel ends at 14, 41; f. 371v, Incipit prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum, Non idem ordo est xii prophetarum…, Incipit secundus, Temporibus ozie et ioathan achaz et ezechie…[Stegmüller 500, 507]; f. 374v, Incipit prologus sancti Ieronimi in Iohelem prophetam, Sanctus Ioel apud hebreos post osee ponitur…, Incipit secundus, Ioel Phatuel filius describit terram…[Stegmüller 511, 510]; f. 375v, Incipit prologus primus in amos prophetam, Ozias rex cum dei religionem…, Incipit secundus, Amos pastor et rusticus et ruborum mora…, Incipit tercius, Hic amos propheta non fuit pater ysaye…[Stegmüller 515, 512, 513]; f. 378, Incipit prologus abdie prophete, Iacob patriarcha fratrem habuit esau…, De eodem capitulo, Hebrei hunc esse dicunt qui…[Stegmüller 519, 517]; f. 378v, Incipit prologus in ionam prophetam, Sanctum ionam hebrei affirmant filium fuisse…[Stegmüller 524]; f. 379v, Incipit prologus in micheam prophetam, Temporibus ioathe et achace et ezechie…[Stegmüller 526]; f. 381, Incipit prologus in Naum prophetam, Naum prophetam ante adventum regis…[Stegmüller 528]; f. 382, Incipit prologus in abacuch propheta, Quatuor prophete in xii prophetarum volumine sunt…[Stegmüller 531]; f. 383, Incipit prologus in Sophoniam prophetam, Tradunt hebrei cuiuscumque prophete pater aut avus…, Item alius prologus, Iosiam regem iuda cuius temporibus…[Stegmüller 534 in 2 parts]; f. 384, Incipit prologus in aggeum prophetam, Ieremias propheta ob causam periurii sedechie regis…[Stegmüller 538]; f. 385, Incipit prologus in zachariam prophetam, Anno secundo darii regis medorum…[Stegmüller 539]; f. 388v, Incipit prologus in malachiam prophetam, Deus per moysen populo israeli preceperat…[Stegmüller 543]; f. 389v, Incipit prologus machabeorum, Machabeorum libri duo prenotant prelia…, Incipit secundus, Reverentissimo et omni caritatis officio dignissimo Geraldo…Memini me in palatio huagionum civitatis…[Stegmüller 551, 553]. 2. ff. 409v-509: New Testament: f. 409v, Incipit prologus mathei evangeliste primus, Matheus ex iudea sicut in ordine primus ponitur…, Incipit secundus, Matheus cum primo predicasset evangelium in iudea…[Stegmüller 590, 589]; f. 422v, Incipit prologus in evangelium secundum marchum, Marcus evangelista dei electus et petri in baptismate filius…[Stegmüller 607]; f. 431, Lucas syrus natione antiochenus arte medicus…, Quoniam quidem multi conati sunt…[Stegmüller 620 and Luke 1, 1-4 treated as prologue]; f. 445v, Incipit prologus in evangelium Iohannis, Hic est iohannes evangelista unus ex discipulis dei…[Stegmüller 624]; f. 456v, Incipit prologus in epistola ad romanos, Romani sunt in partibus ytalie…[Stegmüller 677]; f. 462, [rubric erased], Corinthi sunt achaici et hii similiter…[Stegmüller 685, prologue to 1 Cor.]; f. 467, Incipit prologus [erasure], Post actam penitentiam consolatoriam scribit…[Stegmüller 699, prologue to 2 Cor.]; f. 470v, Incipit [erasure], Galathe sunt greci. Hii verbum veritatis…[Stegmüller 707]; f. 472v, Incipit [erasure], Ephesi sunt asiani. Hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 715]; f. 474, Incipit [erasure], Philipenses sunt macedones. Hii accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 728]; f. 475, Incipit [erasure], Colossenses et hii sicut laodicenses…[Stegmüller 736]; f. 476v, Incipit [erasure], Thessalonicensses sunt macedones qui accepto verbo veritatis…[Stegmüller 747]; f. 477v, [erasure], Ad tessalonicensses secundam scribit apostolus epistolam…[Stegmüller 752]; f. 478, Incipit [erasure] ad thimotheum, Timotheum instruit et docet…[Stegmüller 765]; f. 479, Incipit [erasure], Item thimotheo scribit de exortatione martirii…[Stegmüller 772]; f. 480, Incipit [erasure], Titum comonefacit et instruit…[Stegmüller 780]; f. 480v, Incipit [erasure] ad phylomenem [sic], Philemoni familiares litteras facit…[Stegmüller 783]; f. 481, Incipit prologus in epistola ad hebreos, In primis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus…[Stegmüller 793]; f. 484v, Incipit prologus in actibus apostolorum, Lucas anthiocensis natione sirus cuius laus…[Stegmüller 640]; f. 497v, Incipit prologus in epistolis canonicis, Non ita est ordo apud grecos…[Stegmüller 809]; f. 497v, James; f. 499, 1 Peter; f. 500, 2 Peter; f. 501, 1 John; f. 502v, 2 John; f. 502v, 3 John; f. 502v, Jude; f. 503, Incipit prologus in apochalipsi Iohannis, Omnes qui pie volunt vivere…[Stegmüller 839]. 3. ff. 509-539v: Hec sunt interpretationes hebraicorum nominum incipiencium per a litteram, Aat [sic] apprehendens vel apprehenssio…Tharacha superfluus eis vel elongatus ab eo sive superfluus eius aut elongatio eius// [Stegmüller 7709, breaking defectively without approx. the last 275 entries]. Parchment, ff. i (modern parchment) + i (early modern paper) + 539 (+ ff. 145 bis, 146 bis, 303 bis; “309” skipped) + i (early modern paper) + i (modern parchment); 161 × 116 (112 × 75) mm. 112(+ f. 5, an added singleton; should be bound after f. 9) 2-916 10-1218 13-1516 1612 1712(-4, 5, 6; through f. 262, end of Psalms; last column with only 5 lines of text) 18-2420 2518 2622 2718 2822 2918 3022 3118(-18). Catchwords or evidence of catchwords visible only in beginning of book in a noting hand in the inner right margin. 2 columns of 46-44 lines ruled in lead; after f. 263, 2 columns of 47 lines; in the Interpretationes, 3 columns of 47 lines; some pricking remains in the upper and lower margins. Written in 2 gothic book hands: i, ff. 1-262v (end of Psalms); ii, ff. 263-539v. Painted initials with extensions in the margins in white-patterned beige, brown, blue, grey, ochre, dark orange and olive green, usually as stylized, fleshy leaves, but occasionally also including animal heads; historiated with a picture of Jerome seated and gesturing on f. 1, and as a wide decorated band between the columns on f. 4; through f. 262v, 10- to 6-line for the books and 7- or 6-line for the prologues, followed by the first words of the text in a display script, sometimes touched in red. After f. 263, painted initials for the books only, 6- to 4-line, apparently by the same artist. In both sections, alternating red and blue initials with flourishing of the other color: 4- to 2-line and placed outside the written space through f. 262v; 2-line within the written space for all those after f. 262v. Unornamented alternating red and blue 1-line initials in the Psalms and in the Interpretationes; 1-line initials within the text touched in red. Running headlines across the opening and chapter numbers in alternating red and blue letters. Rubrics throughout, possibly all by the scribe of ff. 1-262v. Lower margin of f. 334 cut away. Bound by Riviere in purple morocco over wooden boards with 2 brass fore edge clasps (added from a different binding?), the lower with the initials IFPM; gauffered and gilt edges; purple morocco slip case. Written in Italy in the second half of the thirteenth century. Acquired by Mrs. Mary W. T. Dickinson from Dawson’s Book Shop, Los Angeles. Received by the Huntington Library in April 1953 as a bequest from Mary Dickinson (d. September 1952).
Secundo folio: celi ezechieli qui
Bibliography: Chronica, 4.
Abbreviations
Chronica
J. Preston, “Medieval Manuscripts at the Huntington: Supplement to De Ricci’s Census,” Chronica: a Newsletter Published by the Medieval Association of the Pacific 21 (1977) 2-9
de Bruyne, Sommaires
[D. de Bruyne], Sommaires, divisions, et rubriques de la Bible latine (Namur 1914)
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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