between 1300 and 1350
Physical Description:
ff. ii + 693 + ii : parchment ; 180 x 135 mm.
Manuscript on parchment containing 1) List of Epistle and Gospel readings (incipit and explicit) for the liturgical year. 2) Survey of the subdivisions of the Bible. 3) Bible text. 4) Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum. Thin parchment, many leaves and the lower outer corners of all leaves damaged by moist. Two folios are missing between ff. 184 and 185, two folios between ff. 282 and 283, one folio between ff. 295 and 296, all with loss of text. There is no good explanation for the complicated quire structure of this manuscript, except that art. 4 is a separate codicological unit. The first quire, made from goatskin and containing articles 1-2, is a 14th-century addition and the handwriting looks Italian. The rare marginal notes appear most in the first quires, are written in Italian Gothica Cursiva and seem generally to be of a grammatical nature. The manuscript, copied in France in the beginning of the fourteenth century, was consequently later in Italy. Written in very small Northern Gothica Textualis.
Bookplate of James William Ellsworth. Collection of Col. Richard Gimbel. Gift of Mrs. Richard Gimbel, 1971.
Red headings and red heigthening of the majuscules. Alternately red and blue pain initials (1 line) in art. 4. Alternately red and blue flourished initials (2 lines) with long marginal extensions. Beautiful larger flourished initials in the same colours with very developed penwork, in which both colours are sometimes combined, at the beginning of the various books and sections. On f. 1r large littera duplex and on f. 8r (beginning of Genesis) large initial I with very fine penwork, both the full height of the text area and in the same colours. Running titles in red and blue.
Binding: Sixteenth-century. Blind-tooled brown calf over thin wooden boards, decorated with rolls. Rebacked. Remnants of two clasps fixed to the rear cover. On the spine two labels, the upper one with the gold-tooled title in Gothic, nineteenth century: Biblia sacra cum interpretationibus Hebraicorum nomine [sic] in fine; the lower one with gold-tooled inscription in Roman type MS.P. On the first fly-leaf (f. Iv) a list of Biblical Kings.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Bible. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, The Medieval Book, 40.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Manuscripts, Medieval
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
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Call Number:
Beinecke MS 589
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Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
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Partial work digitized.