Bible

Record ID: 
76976
Accession number: 
MS G.34
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
England, possibly Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ca. 1200.
Binding: 
17th-century brown calf with escutcheon incorporating Tollemache arms (argent, a fret sable).
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
221 leaves (2 columns, 38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 443 x 305 mm
Provenance: 
Bentley Lionel John, Third Baron Tollemache, Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk; his sale, London, Sotheby's, May 16, 1955, lot 118; purchased there by Maggs Brothers Ltd., London for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in England, perhaps Bury St. Edmunds, ca. 1200.
Text includes Genesis to Kings IV (2nd Kings); first volume of a three volume manuscript Bible.
Decoration: 1 illuminated initial, numerous elaborate penwork initials.

Script: 
textura primitiva.
Language: 
Latin;
Century: 
Classification: