- Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20
- Published / Created
- [circa 1250]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript of a Latin Bible with Prologues attributed to St. Jerome, pages1-823, lacking most of the prologue to the whole Bible but including the Prologue to the Pentateuch, lacking Numbers XXXIV:26 to Deuteronomy I:35, Deuteronomy XXXIII:21 to Joshua II:1, Ruth IV:15 to I Kings I:4, I Kings XXX:3 to II Kings II:3, Proverbs XIX:11 to XXIII:11; Ecclesiasticus X:16 to XIV:3, Jeremiah XLIX:16 to LI:3; Interpretation of Hebrew Names, pages 825-896, lacking end (from Uphir). The Psalms are omitted, although the final three Psalms (148:4-150) appear in two parallel versions on page 389 following Job.
Annotations: contemporary and later annotations in several hands. One mentions the book of Brother Richard of London (page 186).
Binding: contemporary tawed skin over wooden boards; remains of leather straps and brass clasps.
Decoration: each Biblical book and some prologues open with a large puzzle initial in red and blue, often with the other letters of the initial word in red and blue capitals with penwork flourishing; chapter initials rubricated and with penwork flourishing.
Layout: contemporary pagination. 52 lines in two columns; columns of each book numbered in the lower margins; with the columns themselves divided into sections using letters of the alphabet and Arabic numerals.
Script: very small Gothic bookhand.
Tra[m]ays, notarial sign and inscription, 15th century. Edward Turner, ownership inscription, 16th century. William Collins, ownership inscription and note, 1614. Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. (Christie's London sale, 2012 June 13, lot 6) on the Herman W. Liebert Fund, 2012.
Wanting pp. 1-4, 125-126, 151-152, 191-192, 217-218, 399-400, 429-430, 511, 524-526.
- ii, 438 l. : parchment ; 165 x 105 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 1158
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Bible (England, circa 1250). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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