Bible

Record ID: 
77040
Accession number: 
MS M.66
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
France, between 1225 and 1250.
Binding: 
16th-century dark-brown morocco gilt, with arms of Philip II of Spain.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1905.
Description: 
638 leaves (2 columns, 46 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 120 x 80 mm
Provenance: 
18th-century bookplate with vase of flowers bearing initials DTP (probably Rev. David T. Powell, who purchased M.87 in 1800 and sold it in 1848); priced 196 florins by an 18th-century Dutch bookseller; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Edouard Rahir in 1905; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible; written and illuminated in France, ca. 1225-1250.
Decoration: 1 large historiated Genesis initial on fol. 4v; smaller historiated and decorated initials throughout.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: