CANTERBURY BIBLE

MS 015
MS Short Title CANTERBURY BIBLE
Text BIBLE WITH ST. HIERONYMUS PROLOGUES, HEBREW NAMES AND TABLE OF LITURGICAL LESSONS
Description MS in Latin on vellum, England, 3rd quarter of 13th c., 688 ff. (complete), 17x11 cm, 2 columns (12x8 cm), 44 lines in a small and regular Gothic book script, decorated initials throughout with extensive penwork in blue and red, 67 illuminated initials with marginal extensions, 82 historiated initials including the full-margin Genesis initial, illuminated in gold, silver and colours including green.
Binding England, early 19th c., blue morocco gilt with light blue silk linings, sewn on 3 cords.
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Provenance 1. Thomas Trussel, Middlesex (1331) and Northamptonsshire (1344); 2. William Lighfield, monk of Benedictine Priory of Christ Church, Canterbury (14th c.); 3. Benedictine Priory of Christ Church, Canterbury (14th c. - ca. 1536); 4. William Cockes (16th c.); 5. Henry Munster; 6. Sotheby´s 12.12.1967:19; 7. Sanders, Oxford; 8. Christie´s 9.12.1981:231; 9. Heribert Tenschert, Rotthalmünster.
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Place of origin England
Dates 3rd quarter 13c AD

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