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Bible with 523 folios (ff.) and 8 leaves: ff. iiiv-ivv: Table of contents (added in 15th century) ff. 1-485: Bible, Old and New Testaments, most with the common set of prologues: Pentateuch; Genesis; Joshua; Judges; Ruth; Kings I-IV; I Chron.; II Chron.; Ezra; Nehemiah; "II Ezra" [= III Ezra];...

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Inscription

Signed by two 19th-century : "Shillabar" and "Dr. Hunt, Nov. 1891."

Provenance

19th century, Shillaber [with signature]. By November 1891, with Dr. Hunt [with his signature "Dr. Hunt, Nov. 1891"]. By 1934, with Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1934, gift of Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: April 5, 1934)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French (possibly Paris), Medieval (Gothic), mid-13th century

Place of Manufacture

Paris (?), France

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 16.5 x 12 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.146

Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink (some modern) on parchment; bindings of brown morocco over boards with gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts