Bible Historiale

Record ID: 
112314
Accession number: 
MS M.394
Title: 
Bible Historiale
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1415.
Binding: 
Late 18th-century full maroon levant morocco by Belz-Niédrée; lettered: Les livres hystoriaux de la Bible; translatées du Latin de Pierre Comestor par Guyart des Moulins; premier volume.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1910.
Description: 
258 leaves (2 columns, 54 lines to fol. 210, 52 lines thereafter), bound : ill. ; 450 x 330 mm
Provenance: 
Baron Achille Seillière (1813-1873); his sale (London, Sotheby's, Feb. 28, 1887, lot no. 130) to Ellis; William Wheeler Smith, New York, his sale (London, Sotheby's, Dec. 13, 1909, no. 111, plate) to Salin; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Théophile Belin in June 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible historale (this version is a Grande Bible historiale complétée à prologues) written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1415. M. 395 is the second volume of this text.
Decoration: 245 miniatures; French Gothic style.
Artist: Workshop of the Boucicaut Master.
The Bible historiale was a popular medieval text combining biblical narrative, legend, and religious commentary. It was written by Guyart des Moulins (ca. 1295) and based on Peter Comestor's 12th-century Historia scholastica.
Revised: 2015

Variant Title: 

Livres hystoriaux de la Bible

Script: 
textura
Language: 
French
Century: 
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