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Detailed record for Royal 1 E II

Title Bible, with the Interpretation of Hebrew names (the 'Lumley Bible')
Origin England, S. E.
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Artists William of Devon group
Decoration 1 historiated initial in colours and gold, with marginal bar extensions with dragons and hybrids, at the beginning of Genesis (f. 3v). Puzzle initials with pen-flourished decoration in red and blue, sometimes gilded (e.g., ff. 82, 84), at the beginning of other biblical books and prologues. Initials in red with blue pen-flourishing, or in blue with red pen-flourishing throughout the text. Running titles and chapter numbers alternately in red or blue. Fragments omitted in the text written in the margins and decorated with red frames.
Dimensions in mm 395 x 270 (275 x 180), in two columns
Official foliation ff. 410 (+ 3 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Royal library parchment binding.
Provenance John Lumley, 1st baron Lumley (b. c. 1533, d. 1609), collector and conspirator: inscribed with his name (f. 1); his library acquired by Henry, prince of Wales.
Henry Frederick, prince of Wales (b. 1594, d. 1612), eldest child of James I: his collection became part of the Royal Library.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Associated with a group of manuscripts (the 'William of Devon group'): now Egerton 1151, Pierpont Morgan Library M. 756, Cambridge, Emmanuel College 116 (2.I.6), Bodleian Library Auct. D. I. 17, Royal 1 D I, Oxford, Corpus Christi College I, and Oxford, New College 306, influenced by Parisian illumination in style and iconography (see Bennett 1972, pp. 31-33 and Temple 1984, p. 344). According to Branner (1972, pp. 24-30), the William of Devon group artists were originally part of the Parisian Johannes Grusch workshop.
Includes the Interpretation of Hebrew names (ff. 370-410v).
Catchwords and corrector's signature 'cor' in the lower margin of the last folio of the quire (e.g., ff. 308v, 320v, 344v), bifolium signatures, guide numbers for chapter numbers.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 19.

Adelaide Bennett, 'Additions to the William of Devon Group', Art Bulletin, 54 (1972), 31-40 (p. 31, fig. 1).

Nigel Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts, 2 vols, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 4 (London Harvey Miller, 1982-1988), II: 1250-1285, p. 153.


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Puzzle initial

f. 1
Puzzle initial
Days of Creation

f. 3v
Days of Creation
Puzzle initial

f. 20v
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Puzzle initial

f. 33v
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Puzzle initial

f. 42v
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f. 55
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Puzzle initial

f. 66
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Puzzle initial

f. 66v
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f. 74
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Puzzle initial

f. 82
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f. 83v
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f. 84
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f. 95
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f. 104
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f. 114
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Puzzle initial

f. 124v
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f. 133v
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f. 134
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Puzzle initial

f. 145v
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f. 149v
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f. 154
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f. 159
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f. 159
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f. 162
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f. 162v
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Puzzle initials

f. 166v
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f. 170v
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Puzzle initial

f. 171
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f. 171
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f. 179
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Puzzle initial

f. 185v
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f. 185v
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Puzzle initial

f. 188
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Pen-flourished initials

f. 189
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f. 194
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f. 194
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Puzzle initials

f. 207
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f. 222
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f. 239
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f. 240v
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f. 242v
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f. 243
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f. 258v
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f. 264v
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f. 267
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f. 268
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f. 268v
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f. 270
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f. 270v
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f. 271
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f. 272v
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f. 273
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f. 273v
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f. 274
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f. 274v
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f. 275
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f. 275v
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f. 275v
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Puzzle initials

f. 278v
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f. 279
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f. 279v
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f. 289
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f. 296
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f. 296
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f. 296v
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f. 306
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Pen-flourished initial

f. 312
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Puzzle initial

f. 322v
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f. 322v
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Puzzle initial

f. 330
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Puzzle initials

f. 334
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f. 337v
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Puzzle initial

f. 338
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f. 340
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f. 340v
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f. 341v
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f. 341v
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f. 342v
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f. 343
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f. 343v
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Puzzle initials

f. 344v
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f. 345v
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f. 346
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f. 347
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f. 347v
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f. 348
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f. 351
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f. 351
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f. 360v
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f. 360v
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f. 361v
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f. 362v
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f. 363v
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f. 364
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f. 364v
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f. 364v
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Puzzle initial

f. 365
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f. 365
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Puzzle initial

f. 370
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