Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[between 1275 and 1299]
408 leaves : parchment ; 260 x 170 mm.


Former owner
Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
Summary note
Ms. Bible, Old and New Testaments, with supplementary texts written in later 14th- to 16th-century hands.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Decoration: 1 large historiated initial depicting the seven days of Creation; many penwork initials.
  • Origin: Written in France in the last quarter of the 13th century.
Binding note
Brown calf (ca. 1700); with the arms of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (1706 - 1758).
Language note
  • fol. 1r-3v: Prologues and Postillae in Testamentum Vetus and a gloss to Genesis and Exodus / Nicolaus de Lyra.
  • fol. 4r-281r: Old Testament (Genesis to Maccabees II).
  • fol. 281r-343r: New Testament (Matthew to Revelation)
  • fol. 344r-389r: Interpretationes hebraiccorum nominum.
  • fol. 390r-397r: Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi / Petrus Pictaviensis.
  • fol. 397v: Astronomical and Easter circular tables.
  • fol. 398r-399v: De VII dona Spiritus Sancti [trees of virtues and vices].
  • fol. 399v: Articuli fidei XII / ascribed to Thomas Aquinas.
  • f. 400r: Arbor viciorum.
  • f. 401r: Arbor virtutum.
  • fol. 402r-403v: de manu.
  • fol. 404r: Decum precepta.
  • fol. 405r: De usuris et circumstantiis usurarum / Nicolaus de Flisco.
  • fol. 405v-407r: Index epistolarum et evangeliorum [for Worcester].
  • fol. 407v: List of books in Old and New Testament (Genesis to Revelation).
  • 408r-408v: Index epistolarum et evangeliorum [for Worcester].
Previously owned by Rychard, Hudson, Edmunde Mulse; belonged to Anne Churchill, later Countess of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1674-1722); his sale (London, 1881, I. n. 1336) to Sabin; Obtained by John H. Scheide (1924) from W.M. Voynich.
De Ricci, p. 2121, no. 6
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Scheide Library, Princeton University. M 6.
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