Expositio super Genesis
Cîteaux, France, 12th century.
Early 19th-century calf over boards.
107 leaves (2 columns, 29-30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 340 x 250 mm
Owned in the 12th century by the Abbaye de Cîteaux; J.B. Marduel, vicar of Saint-Nizier at Lyon; Sotheby's sale (the property of a gentleman; London, Feb. 23, 1921, lot 408) to Quaritch; purchased for the Pierpont Morgan Library, perhaps in 1928.
Ms. Biblical commentary; written and decorated at the Abbaye de Cîteaux, France, 12th century.
Decoration: 2 large penwork initials; French Romanesque style.