England, perhaps Gloucester, ca. 1240.
15th-century blind-stamped calf over boards, rebacked.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
398 leaves (2 columns, 50 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 283 x 200 mm
Richard de Sholdone; St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury; Cardinal Adrian de Castello (d. ca. 1521); W. Gossip, 1744; Joyce, Lady Allerton; her sale, London, Sotheby's, July 27, 1948, lot 358; H. Harvey Frost; purchased in May 1952 from Maggs Brothers Ltd., London for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Ms. Bible, with calendar for Gloucester; written and illuminated in England, perhaps Gloucester, ca. 1240.
Decoration: 18 historiated initials, numerous decorated initials.
Includes interpretations of Hebrew names and table of various readings for various feasts.