RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoSion L40.2/L3
Extentiii, 632 ff.
TitleBIBLE
Datec.1250-c.1300
DescriptionA Bible in Latin, written in France.

ff. i-ii. Parchment fly-leaves added in the modern binding.

f. iii. A medieval parchment fly-leaf. On the verso is a pen-and-ink drawing of St. Jerome writing, accompanied by his lion. N.R. Ker attributed this to the late 15th century.

ff. 1r-586v. Bible, with usual contents in the usual order, as in Lambeth Palace Library MS. 1364.
3 Ezra is so called in the heading and running title, not, as usual, 2 Ezra. The prologues are the common set of 64, as in Lambeth Palace MS. 1364. Proverbs begins a new quire, f. 288.
Listed as no. 113 in the Burlington Fine Arts Club's Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, 1908.

ff. 587r-629v. The usual dictionary of Hebrew names. 'Aaz apprehendens' ... 'consiliatores eorum'.

ff. 631-632. Parchment fly-leaves added in the modern binding.
LanguageLatin
FindingAidsDescription based on N.R. Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries', vol. 1: London (Oxford, 1969) pp. 266-7.
PhysicalDescriptionBinding of black leather, tooled in gold, by Riviere and Son, 155 x 115 mm., 19th century.
Very thin parchment leaves.
Foliated i-iii, 1-349, 349*, 350-632. f. iii is a medieval parchment fly-leaf (see Description field).
150 x 100 mm. Written space 108 x 73 mm. 2 cols. 44 lines.
Collation: 1-9(24); 10 twenty-three; 11-24(24); 25(12) (ff. 575-86) 26(24) 27(20).
Initials: (i) to books and the main divisions of the Psalms, and on f. 1, in colour on blue and pink grounds, historiated (including, at f. 4v, a fine initial to Genesis, with the days of creation and the crucifixion); (ii) to prologues, as (i), but smaller and decorated, instead of historiated; (iii) 2-line, red or blue with ornament of the other colour and streamers of both colours extending the height of the page; (iv) to verses of Psalms and in art. 2, 1-line, red or blue. Initials of types (i) and (ii) are picked out with a little gold. Capital letters in the ink of the text filled with red.
Secundo folio 'quam stultitia'.
CustodialHistoryInscription on front pastedown: 'E dono Viri Reverendi E. F. Russell e Clero Eccles. S. Albani Holborn 1888', ie. given to Sion College in 1888 by Edward Francis Russell (1844-1925), curate of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London.
Transferred from Sion College to Lambeth Palace Library, 1996.

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GB/109/22270Russell; Edward Francis (1844-1925); Curate of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London.1844-1925
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