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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Unviersity Bible

Dates / Origin
Place: Oxford
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 131
Ownership: Folio 1 is inscribed: "e libris Gulielmi Chapple, 1775." Wilberforce Eames acquired it for his library (Brooklyn, NY) in 1926 from W. M. Voynich. Gift of Eames, 1940.
Content: De Ricci, 2313. De Ricci, Supplement, 329. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Note in manuscript.
Content: Note pasted into flyleaf says that William Chapple was West Country topographer, according to Dictionary of National Biography.
Content: Part I, 18-19 long lines, ruled in drypoint (visible in lower left corner).
Content: Part I, parchment
Content: 1-line red, blue and green initials.
Content: Part II, 1 scribe
Content: 60 lines in two columns, ruled in pencil, with occasional prickings visible. Interpretation of Hebrew names in four columns.
Content: Part II, parchment
Content: Human and animal figures in opening initial. Occasional animal figures in subsequent initials.
Content: Opening initial and some subsequent initials (6-line, 8-line etc) have long extensions into border, in gold, blue, red etc. Alternating 2-line red and blue initials with opposing penwork. Red and blue chapter #s and book names. Rubrics and placemarkers.
Content: Sources disagree as to place and date of this manuscript. De Ricci places it in England ca. 1300. Guest places it in England, possibly Oxford, ca. 1230s. Later hands write notes in margin, on last folios.
Content: Part I, 1 scribe
Content: Span of folios for text includes pages of notes.
Content: Splendor of the Word, PBL # 9.1
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aee44060-c5cc-012f-a27c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Genesis page