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Vanderbilt Bible

Vanderbilt Bible

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Creator: Langton, Stephen, d. 1228
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Date: [ca. 1250]
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Description:
Script: Written in small gothic textura; a few corrections added in a tiny neat cursive hand. Marginal notes in several cursive hands of 14th-15th centuries.
The historiated initials, 11- to 6-line (not including ascenders or descenders), are pink and blue, with dragons, against pink and blue grounds with gold dots and triplets of white dots. Initials for prologues 6- to 4-line (without ascenders or descenders), as above, filled with intertwining vines, blossoms, dragons, occasionally birds or fish; 4- to 1-line initials, red or blue with blue and red penwork. Headings, chapter numbers, red and blue alternating letters with blue and red penwork. Capitals stroked in red. Some rubrics missing.
Rectangular pieces cut out of lower margin, ff. 266-69; no loss of text.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Red, straight-grained goatskin, gold-tooled.
Collection of Cornelius Vanderbilt (MS 190); bequeathed to Yale in his memory by his daughter Gladys Moore Vanderbilt, Countess Laszlo Szechenyi in 1966.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed) of 1) Bible in the usual order with some prologues and later additions. 2) Index of Hebrew names generally attributed to Stephen Langton. 3) List of readings for year, beginning with the first Sunday in Advent through Monday after Easter. 4) Another list of readings from the first Sunday in Advent (f. 427r) through the 25th Sunday after Trinity, for the dedication of a church, for the sanctorale from Andrew through Cecilia, for the common of saints and for Trinity, Holy Spirit, Holy Cross, Virgin Mary, and the dead.
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed).
Physical Description:
ff. iv + 428 + iv : parchment ; 185 x 123 (132 x 85) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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Object ID: 10079725
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