Leeds University Digital Library


  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: [Biblia]
  • Description:

    Decoration: biblical books and divisions of Psalms have historiated 9-line initials in colours, on gold grounds, and with ornamental bars extending to the margins that are often decorated by birds and grotesques. English and French schemes of iconography are used side by side. Prologues have small ornamental initials. Folio 125v includes an instruction written for the illuminator.

    Written in a small textualis prescissa.

    On long-term deposit from Ripon Cathedral.

    The manuscript includes an unusual feature, a double psalter, with Jerome's Gallican and Hebraic versons of the psalms in parallel columns. Elsewhere, there is also confusion in the sequence of the biblical texts.

    See for a fuller description: N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, vol. 4 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) p. 205; F. Ward, "A Thirteenth-Century English Bible: Ripon Cathedral Library MS 1", MA Dissertation, University of Leeds, 2005. See also: N. J. Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982-1988) pp. 123-124.

  • Date range: [ca. 1260]
  • Date: 1260
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2015 07:00
  • Last Modified: 01 Feb 2015 07:04