Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 022
Description: ff. ii + 134 - 19th century red morocco binding by C. Lewis, with gilt border, rounded sides, and gilt edges. - May have belonged to Jeanne II, Queen of Navarre. Library of John Perceval, fourth Earl of Egmont; Robert S. Holford; acquired for Spencer, 1929. - De Ricci, 1340. Dictionary Cat., Spencer Coll. 901. Franc$ois Bucher, The Pamplona Bibles(New Haven and London, 1970), volume I, ch. 5, 62-75; and "The Pamplona Bibles," Stil und Uberlieferung in der Kunst des Abendlandes, I, pp. 131-9. - 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. 20.
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: 0
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Language: French; Latin Country: France Century: 14th

Part 1: ff. 1-134v
Description: - Parchment - 312 x 225 mm - 13-56 lines per page in one column; most pages have a narrow column of text flanked by a column of miniatures, but there is a variety of formats. Prickmarks, quire signatures and catchwords visible.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Paris
Assigned Date: s. XIV1/4Searchable Date Range: 1300 - 1325
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: 843 miniatures.
Other Decoration: 1-line red and blue initials. 2-line and 3-line red and blue initials with opposing-color penwork. Red, blue and gold frames around miniatures. Large blue opening initial on gold field.
Notes: Ms. originally contained at least 170 leaves, with 930 illustrations. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-154v
Title: Biblia historiale
Language(s): French; Latin
Incipit: In dei nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti et cetera. Au nom du pere et du fil et du saint espirit qui est commencement de toutes choses visibles et invisibles qui est senz commencement et senz fin
Notes: Adaptation of King Sancho's Bible (Amiens, Bibl. Municipale, Ms. lat. 108), with style and dress adapted to contemporary fashions.