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Detailed record for Additional 17399

Title Apocalypse, in prose with prologue by Gilbert de la Poree
Origin France
Date 4th quarter of the 15th century
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration One shaded ink drawing at the beginning of the Prologue (f. 2), 55 tinted drawings in yellow frames. Initials and line-fillers in red.
Dimensions in mm 200 x 155 (160 x 110) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 58 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves and 1 paper/parchment flyeaf at the beginning and 1 parchment flyleaf and 1 paper/parchment flyleaf and 2 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Original binding of brown leather with tooling; 4 metal bosses and two metal clasps (see Weale, Early Stamped Bindings (1922))
Provenance Inscribed 'D. Quanbellus' in a 16th-century hand ( f.1v).
Petrus Vauldry, priest and canon of the collegiate church of St. Anathole de Salinis, Jura: his erased inscription dated 'M VI IIII' (?1640) on f. 1.
Inscribed 'Father Charoin (?) ainé, de St. Loup de Saunier, pres de Chalon-sur-Saône 1802' (Lons le Saunier, Jura) on f. 1v.
Bought by the British Museum from Thomas Rodd the younger (b. 1796, d. 1849), London bookseller, 8 July, 1848.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1848-1853 (London: British Museum, 1868), p. 13.

Walter De Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Ilustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 17.

Samuel Berger, La bible française au moyen âge (Paris: Champion, 1884), p. 406.

Léopold Delisle and Paul Meyer, L'Apocalypse en français au XIIIe siècle (Bibl. Nat. Fr. 403) (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1901), p. 138, no. 53.

W.H.J. Weale , Early Stamped Bindings in the British Museum (London, 1922), no .29.

Montague Rhodes James, The Apocalypse in Art, The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy, 1927 (London: British Academy, 1931), no. 53.

Richard Kenneth Emmerson and Suzanne Lewis, 'Census and Bibliography of Medieval Manuscripts containing Apocalypse Illustrations, ca. 800-1500 II', Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, 41 (1985), 367-409, no. 64.

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The Lamb with the book

f. 13
The Lamb with the book
John and the Lamb

f. 13v
John and the Lamb
The Adoration of the Lamb

f. 15
The Adoration of the Lamb

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