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Beinecke MS 1158
England, [circa 1350]
ii, 438 l. : parchment ; 165 x 105 mm.
This material is open for research.
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.
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 16, lot 6) on the Herman
W. Liebert Fund, 2012.
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.
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.
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
Bible (England, circa 1350). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, Yale University.
Bible. Latin. Vulgate.
Bible -- Commentaries.
Bible -- Prefaces.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- 14th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.