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Detailed record for Royal 1 C VI

Part 1 1-269 
Title Bible
Origin Netherlands, N. (Zwolle)
Date 1451
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Puzzle initials in red and blue with pen-flourished decoration in red, blue, and green. Small initials in red or blue, running titles and chapter numbers in red.
Dimensions in mm 380 x 270 (260 x 175), in two columns
 
Part 2 ff. 1, 1v, 158v 
Title Bible
Origin Netherlands, S.
Date 1st quarter of the 16th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 3 initials in colours and gold with trompe l'oeil borders (ff. 1, 1v, 158v), with a miniature of Jerome set in the border, at the beginning of the prologue to Job (f. 1) and 2 scenes with monkeys (ff. 1, 158v) .
Dimensions in mm 380 x 270 (260 x 175), in two columns
 
Official foliation ff. 269 (+ 3 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaves at beginning and 2 at the end, the first and the last flyleaves are attached to modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. 18th-century Royal Library binding.
Provenance Made in Zwolle, Netherlands, by the Brethren of the Common Life (1451), 'Finita e[st] hec s[e]c[un]da p[ar] biblie Anno d[omi]ni / Millesimo quadringe[n]tesimo q[ui]nquqge/simo p[ri]mo. In profesto b[ea]ti Bernardi ab/batis. In domo clerico[rum] Zwollis' (f. 269).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): Westminster inventory number 'No. 978' (f. 1): acquired by the Upper Library at Westminster after the inventory of 1542; probably in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, f. 15v; and in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St. James's Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Volume two of two: vol. I is Royal MS 1 C V.
Instructions for rubricator.
Select bibliography Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 16.

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. 14.

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), I, no. 856.

J. P. Gumbert, The Dutch and their Books in the Manuscript Age, The Panizzi Lectures, 1989 (London: British Library, 1990), p. 40 n. 52, pl. III.

Pieter F. J. Obbema, 'Panel Painting and Book Illumination in a Monastic Workshop ca. 1440 - 85', in Masters and Miniatures: Proceedings of the Congress on Medieval Manuscript Illumination in the Northern Netherlands (Utrecht, 10-13 December 1989), ed. by Koert van der Horst and Johann-Christian Klamt (Doornspijk: Davaco, 1991), pp. 381-88 (p. 387 n. 21).

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H2. 978.

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (London: British Library, 2011), no. 43.


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Part  1   1-269
Bible
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Pen-flourished initials

f. 29v
Pen-flourished initials
Pen-flourished initials

f. 114
Pen-flourished initials
Pen-flourished initial

f. 209v
Pen-flourished initial
 

Part  2   ff. 1, 1v, 158v
Bible
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Jerome

f. 1
Jerome

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