France, possibly Paris, between 1250 and 1275.
17th-century gold-tooled brown morocco.
Gift of John M. Crawford, 1976.
475 leaves (2 columns, 53 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 136 mm
Nicholas de Bello; St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury (by the 15th century); Thomas Paulinus; four members of the Hyde family (17th century); Lord Henry Fitzroy (sale, London, 1835); J.M. Hand; Charles Butler; Sir Sydney Cockerell; Henry Yates Thompson (sale, London, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Mar. 23, 1920, lot 36); William G. Kelso, Jr.; Genaro Cautiño Bruno; John M. Crawford.
Ms. Bible with prologues; written and illuminated in the third quarter of the 13th century, perhaps in Paris.
Decoration: 85 historiated initials.