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New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,  NYPL MA 004
Description: ff. ii + 448 + ii - Leaf missing between ff. 224 and 225. - English blue morocco, ca. 1840, probably by C. Lewis. - George Templeton Strong collection, sold 1878. Given in 1878 by J.J. Astor. - De Ricci, 1316. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 8.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Lucy Freeman Sandler for her extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 8
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLMA004_41
Language: Latin; French Country: France Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-448v
Description: - Parchment - 387 x 278 mm - 45 lines in two columns (ff. 446v-448v, 57-9 lines in two columns), ruled in pencil, prickings visible. Quire signatures and catchwords visible.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Cambrai?
Assigned Date: s. XIII4/4Searchable Date Range: 1275 - 1299
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: At least 2
Script: Gothic; Ba^tarde on ff. 446v-448v
Figurative Decoration: Historiated initials at opening of each book, in many colors, including gold.
Other Decoration: 2-line and 4-line alternating red and blue initials with opposing penwork extending into borders. 1-line red and blue initials. Chapter numbers and book names in red and blue. Rubrics and placemarkers including pale yellow daubs. Marginal notes.
Notes: Two artists for the historiated initials. Latin
Acknowledgments: - Prof. Alison Stones locates this and stylistically similar manuscripts in Cambrai.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-448v
Title: Incipit epistola sancti Ieromini presbyteri ad paulinum de omnibus divine hystorie libris Bible
Language(s): Latin; French
Incipit: Frater ambrosius michi tua munuscula preferens detulit
Explicit: appocalipsis ihesu christi subaudi sicut in aliis visio ysaie et parabole salomonis.
Notes: On ff. 1v and 2, poem in French and list of contents in Latin; on ff. 446v-448v, prologues in a later hand which are missing in main text (notes in margin of main text direct reader to these folios). Leaf missing between ff. 224 and 225. 
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f. 1v   Macaronic verse in French and Latin on the order of books in the Bible: Jeroime qui riens n'oublia/Ordinavit in biblia/ Libros sacros in hunc modum . . .
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f. 2   List of the books of the Bible with the number of chapters in each.
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f. 3   Historiated initial by Hand I showing Jerome as scribe. Manicules in margin as pointers.
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f. 48v   Page of text with 4-line red and blue initial with penwork, chapter number and book name in red and blue, pale yellow daubs as placemarkers, and quire number and catchword.
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f. 307   Historiated initials, Hand II, of Joel talking to a group of people. Marginal note in blue ink directs reader to second prologue of Joel at the end, after Interpretations of Hebrew Names.
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f. 411v   At the opening of Apocalypse, historiated initial by Hand I of John, as if asleep in his vision of Christ with the two-edged sword in his mouth. Note in blue ink for locating prologue.
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f. 417   Opening of Interpretation of Hebrew Names.
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f. 448v   Second scribe, prologues for Matthew and Apocalypse. 3-line initials with penwork. Rubrics. Explicit.
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