Ms. Bible historiale; written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1325.
The Bible historiale was a popular medieval text combining biblical narrative, legend, and religious commentary. It was written by Guyart des Moulins (ca. 1295) and based on Peter Comestor's 12th-century Historia scholastica.
This set lacks I and II Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah; it includes Baruch.
Scribe: Jean de Senlis (M.322: quires 1-33 of 36; M.323: quires 1-12, 23-38 of 38) and a second unknown scribe.
Decoration: v. 1 has 87 miniatures; v. 2 has 46 miniatures.
Artists: Maubeuge Master (M.322: quires 1, 4-36 of 36; M.323: all) and Richard de Montbaston (M.322: quires 2-3). See Rouse, Richard H. and Mary A. Rouse, Manuscripts and Their Makers for these attributions.
Arms of the Rochechouart family (fascé, ondé d'argent et de gueules) on Goliath's shield on fol. 1v of M.323.