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Bible, Middle English.
English, Middle (1100-1500)
England, [ca. 1410]
409 leaves : parchment ; 29 x 20 cm.
Manuscripts, English (Middle)
Wycliffe, John, -1384
Purvey, John, 1353?-1428?
Princeton University Library. Manuscript. Scheide 12.
Scheide, John Hinsdale, 1875-1942
Mery of Hatfield, Richard
Morley of Hanaker, John, Sir, d. 1587
Derby, Mary, Countess of, 1667-1752
Palmer of Fairfield, G.
Acland, Hugh, Sir
Acland, Peregrine, Sir, 1789-1831
Bernard Quaritch (Firm)
Rare books genre
Morocco bindings (Binding)
Getty AAT genre
Ms. Bible. Middle English, later Wycliffite version.
Decoration: Penwork initial.
Origin: Written in England in the early 15th century.
Early 18th century. English citron morocco.
Texts in English.
fols. 1-17v: Prologue to Bible.
fols. 17v-22v: Table of Lessons.
fols. 24r-325v: O.T. (Genesis to Maccabees).
fols. 325v-404v: N.T. (Matthew to Revelation).
fols. 403r-404v: Genealogical notes (Mery and Bowyer genealogies).
Provenance: Belonged (temp. Edw. IV) to Richard Mery, of Hatfield, whose granddaughter married Thomas Bowyer, of the Middle Temple (ca. 1588); passed to Sir John Morley, of Halnaker; given (before 1723) by Countess of Derby to the wife of T. Palmer, and passed to his son-in-law, Sir Hugh Acland; belonged in 1850 to Sir Peregrine Acland; obtained from B. Quaritch by John H. Scheide in 1931.
Holy Bible / edited by Josiah Forshall and Frederic Madden. Oxford : University Press, 1850, no. 154.
De Ricci, p. 2122, no. 12
Scheide Library, Princeton University. M 12.