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- Vanderbilt Bible
- Langton, Stephen, d. 1228
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1250]
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Manuscript on parchment (trimmed) of 1) Bible in the usual order with some prologues and later additions. 2) Index of Hebrew names generally attributed to Stephen Langton. 3) List of readings for year, beginning with the first Sunday in Advent through Monday after Easter. 4) Another list of readings from the first Sunday in Advent (f. 427r) through the 25th Sunday after Trinity, for the dedication of a church, for the sanctorale from Andrew through Cecilia, for the common of saints and for Trinity, Holy Spirit, Holy Cross, Virgin Mary, and the dead.
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed).
Binding: Nineteenth century. Red, straight-grained goatskin, gold-tooled.
Collection of Cornelius Vanderbilt (MS 190); bequeathed to Yale in his memory by his daughter Gladys Moore Vanderbilt, Countess Laszlo Szechenyi in 1966.
Rectangular pieces cut out of lower margin, ff. 266-69; no loss of text.
Script: Written in small gothic textura; a few corrections added in a tiny neat cursive hand. Marginal notes in several cursive hands of 14th-15th centuries.
The historiated initials, 11- to 6-line (not including ascenders or descenders), are pink and blue, with dragons, against pink and blue grounds with gold dots and triplets of white dots. Initials for prologues 6- to 4-line (without ascenders or descenders), as above, filled with intertwining vines, blossoms, dragons, occasionally birds or fish; 4- to 1-line initials, red or blue with blue and red penwork. Headings, chapter numbers, red and blue alternating letters with blue and red penwork. Capitals stroked in red. Some rubrics missing.
- ff. iv + 428 + iv : parchment ; 185 x 123 (132 x 85) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Partially digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 433
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Topic)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Manuscripts, Medieval--France--13th century
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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Vanderbilt Bible. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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