Bible, Middle English.

  • Manuscript, Book
English, Middle (1100-1500)
England, [ca. 1410]
409 leaves : parchment ; 29 x 20 cm.


Manuscripts, English (Middle)New JerseyPrinceton [Browse]
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Morocco bindings (Binding)18th century [Browse]
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Summary note
Ms. Bible. Middle English, later Wycliffite version.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Decoration: Penwork initial.
  • Origin: Written in England in the early 15th century.
Binding note
Early 18th century. English citron morocco.
Language note
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.
Publications about
Holy Bible / edited by Josiah Forshall and Frederic Madden. Oxford : University Press, 1850, no. 154.
De Ricci, p. 2122, no. 12
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Scheide Library, Princeton University. M 12.
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