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Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department,  Lewis E 036
Description: ff. 370 - S. XIX, Italian goatskin binding with gold-stamped and lettered spine, inscribed BIBLIA SAEC. XIII. - William Morris of Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, England; sale, Sotheby's, London, December 5, 1898, lot 34; J. J. Leighton Co., London, cat. II (1921), no. 433; John Frederick Lewis, Philadelphia - De Ricci, vol. 2, p. 2026, no. 8; Wolf, Descriptive Catalogue, p. 43, no. 36; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Leaves of Gold, pp. 31-33, no. 4.
Acknowledgments: - We are grateful to Debra T. Cashion for the cataloging of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 9
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/LewisE036_4
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 13th

Part 1: 1 ff. 1-370
Description: - Parchment - 158 x 113 mm - 2 columns of 54 lines, ruled in lead.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City: Padua or Venice
Assigned Date: s. XIII3/4Searchable Date Range: 1250 - 1275
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: 36 historiated initials
Other Decoration: 17 decorated initials, flourished initials throughout, running titles in alternating red and blue ink throughout.
Notes: The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1260-1280. Several initials have been excised. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1r-370v
Title: Bible
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Some leaves are lacking. Wolf notes that some books have been misbound at some point (not confirmed as of entry). 
Status of text: incomplete
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f. 28r   Initial V with God speaking to Moses, beginning the Book of Leviticus

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f. 61r   Initial P with the Death of Joshua, beginning the Book of Judges

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ff. 79v-80r   Initial F with the Death of Saul, beginning II Samuel (II Kings)

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f. 106v   Initial A with a saintly scribe, beginning I Chronicles

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f. 137v   Initial T with Tobit bearing the body of a slain Israelite, beginning the Book of Tobit

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f. 147v   Initial V with Job with his three friends, beginning the Book of Job

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f. 234v   Initial V with Hosea, beginning the Book of Hosea

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f. 304v   Initial F with the symbol of Luke, beginning the Gospel of Luke

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ff. 333v-334r   Opening with two initial Ps, including one with St. Paul the Apostle, beginning the Paul's Letter to the Galatians

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