Bible

Record ID: 
77212
Accession number: 
MS M.163
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
France, possibly Corbie, 1229.
Binding: 
French 17th-century black morocco over wooden boards, gilt-tooled, with 4 silver hinges (clasps missing).
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
454 leaves (2 columns, 53 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Howell Wills sale (London, 1894, no. 191) to Pickering; Richard Bennett, bought Feb. 4, 1895; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 1; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible; written and illuminated in France, possibly Corbie, in 1229.
Includes the prologues of Jerome and the interpretations of names.
Scribe: Brito; colophon (fol. 412v) reads: Expl. Apocalysis Iohannis. Actum a.d. millesimo ducentesimo vicesimo nono. In vigilia omnium sanctorum. Premia pro merito debet habere Brito.
Decoration: 1 large, 62 small historiated initials.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: