¶ Bible (13th century) [MS]

October 7, 2017

13th cent.

Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, 13th century. 370 leaves.

The description in MS catalogue (2) (see below) is “Bible MS. circa 1260 (an Italian hand; with fine illuminated letters some cut out).”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 34 (sold to Leighton for £24 10s.). — E. Stainton. — Sotheby, 26 July 1920, lot 511. — Leighton catalogue no. 2, 2 May 1921, no. 433. — John Frederick Lewis. — Free Library of Philadelphia (Lewis E 036).

References: de Ricci, 2:2026, no. 8. — Digital Scriptorium (includes images). — Ellis valuation, fol. 2, no. 19 (£25). — MS catalogue (2), no. 64. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3011). — Wolf, Edwin, II, comp. Descriptive Catalogue of the John Frederick Lewis collection of European Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 1937. (See p. 34, no. 36.)

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Digital Scriptorium


Sotheby 1898:

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