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Bible. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France: probably Paris, c. 1240]

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South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Bible, Dominican Use, in Latin. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France: probably Paris, c. 1240], iii + III (original vellum) + 496 + II (original vellum) + iii leaves, ruled for two columns of 50 lines (c. 110 × 70 mm), written below top line in minute gothic script (with nearly 5 lines per centimetre); ILLUMINATED WITH A FOLIATE INITIAL TO EACH BOOK, and to the seven usual divisions of the Psalms, OFTEN INCORPORATING A DRAGON, BIRD, LION, OR OTHER ANIMAL, with similar smaller initials to each prologue, about 150 in all, chapter initials with extensive pen-work, marginal chapter numbers in alternate blue and red characters often similarly adorned, running titles also in red and blue; the corrosive green pigment used for the bounding lines of the Genesis initial caused natural corrosion, repaired on the reverse of the leaf; sporadic minor blemishes, very rarely affecting text or decoration, a few areas of blank margin excised, marbled endpapers, burgundy morocco gilt bookplate of W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey to front pastedown, all edges gilt, 19th-century burgundy velvet, the front cover with gilt metal ornaments with an inset rectangular modern colour illustration of an ivory Madonna and Child plaque, upper joint cracked, lacking clasps, 8vo (160 × 119 mm)



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Provenance:

1: Probably made for a Dominican Friar in Paris: the table of readings includes Dominic’s feast (f. 2r, last line of 2nd column), and the calendar includes both his main feast (5 August) and the translation of his relics, which took place in 1233 (24 May), highly graded; his main feast also has an octave (12 August)

2: ? Enrico Mylius (1769–1854): from the ‘Museo Mylius’, according to an inserted note dated at Genoa, 16 May 1880, and signed by:

3: Tereza Serafino, Antiquario

4. Sotheby’s, 3 June 1946, lot 187, with a clipping from the catalogue loosely inserted; doubtless bought by:

5. W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey (bookplate).

Apparently complete, the collation is difficult to ascertain due to tightness of the binding, but based on visible sewing threads, vestiges of leaf signatures, and some quires marked ‘cor’ on their final verso to record that the text has been corrected, it appears that the first quire is of four leaves, the next two of 24 each, and most of the others of 26 leaves.

Added note in 15th-century Humanistic script beginning ‘Maior est scripture huius auctoritas quam omni humani generis capacitas …’ (f. I verso); added 15th-century extracts from Gregory’s Moralia in Job (f. III verso); table of Epistle and Gospel readings for the year (f. 1r); Calendar, with Dominican feasts (f. 3v); General prologue (f. 5r), prologue to the Pentateuch (f. 7v), and Genesis (f. 8r), followed by all the usual books and prologues of the Old and New Testaments; the Apocalypse followed without break by the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in the usual version from ‘Aaz’ to ‘Zuzim’; added notes (final medieval flyleaves) include a quotation from Hilary De trinitate, and a list of the Books of the Bible with their Hebrew names and the number of chapters in each (first back flyleaf).

This is a fine example of a typical ‘Paris’ Bible, arguably the greatest revolution in both biblical scholarship and book production of the 13th century. Through the development of extremely thin vellum and extremely small script, it became possible for the first time, in the early decades of the 13th century, to produce a complete Bible in a single easily portable volume. This development came soon after the standardisation of the ‘Paris’ edition of the text, which combined the recently-introduced chapter numbers with a canonical selection of biblical books and prologues; the incorporation, as standard, of such ancillary textual features as the Interpretations of Hebrew Names; and the abandonment of others, such as capitula lists and canon tables, which are frequently found in 12th-century Bibles. The production of large numbers of these Bibles was probably in response both to the needs of students at the burgeoning university of Paris, and also of the mendicant (itinerant) friars, for whom portability was essential; when such Bibles include calendars (or other liturgical material) it is usually Franciscan or Dominican.

The present Bible must date from after the 1233 feast of St Dominic, which is included in the calendar, but probably not much later: one of the developments in page layout that took place in the 1240s was that the chapter numbers were relocated within the main columns of text, rather than placed in the margins (as in the present example).

Bible, Dominican Use, in Latin. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, [France: probably Paris, c. 1240], iii + III (original vellum) + 496 + II (original vellum) + iii leaves, ruled for two columns of 50 lines (c. 110 × 70 mm), written below top line in minute gothic script (with nearly 5 lines per centimetre); ILLUMINATED WITH A FOLIATE INITIAL TO EACH BOOK, and to the seven usual divisions of the Psalms, OFTEN INCORPORATING A DRAGON, BIRD, LION, OR OTHER ANIMAL, with similar smaller initials to each prologue, about 150 in all, chapter initials with extensive pen-work, marginal chapter numbers in alternate blue and red characters often similarly adorned, running titles also in red and blue; the corrosive green pigment used for the bounding lines of the Genesis initial caused natural corrosion, repaired on the reverse of the leaf; sporadic minor blemishes, very rarely affecting text or decoration, a few areas of blank margin excised, marbled endpapers, burgundy morocco gilt bookplate of W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey to front pastedown, all edges gilt, 19th-century burgundy velvet, the front cover with gilt metal ornaments with an inset rectangular modern colour illustration of an ivory Madonna and Child plaque, upper joint cracked, lacking clasps, 8vo (160 × 119 mm)



QTY: (1)

NOTE:

Provenance:

1: Probably made for a Dominican Friar in Paris: the table of readings includes Dominic’s feast (f. 2r, last line of 2nd column), and the calendar includes both his main feast (5 August) and the translation of his relics, which took place in 1233 (24 May), highly graded; his main feast also has an octave (12 August)

2: ? Enrico Mylius (1769–1854): from the ‘Museo Mylius’, according to an inserted note dated at Genoa, 16 May 1880, and signed by:

3: Tereza Serafino, Antiquario

4. Sotheby’s, 3 June 1946, lot 187, with a clipping from the catalogue loosely inserted; doubtless bought by:

5. W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey (bookplate).

Apparently complete, the collation is difficult to ascertain due to tightness of the binding, but based on visible sewing threads, vestiges of leaf signatures, and some quires marked ‘cor’ on their final verso to record that the text has been corrected, it appears that the first quire is of four leaves, the next two of 24 each, and most of the others of 26 leaves.

Added note in 15th-century Humanistic script beginning ‘Maior est scripture huius auctoritas quam omni humani generis capacitas …’ (f. I verso); added 15th-century extracts from Gregory’s Moralia in Job (f. III verso); table of Epistle and Gospel readings for the year (f. 1r); Calendar, with Dominican feasts (f. 3v); General prologue (f. 5r), prologue to the Pentateuch (f. 7v), and Genesis (f. 8r), followed by all the usual books and prologues of the Old and New Testaments; the Apocalypse followed without break by the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in the usual version from ‘Aaz’ to ‘Zuzim’; added notes (final medieval flyleaves) include a quotation from Hilary De trinitate, and a list of the Books of the Bible with their Hebrew names and the number of chapters in each (first back flyleaf).

This is a fine example of a typical ‘Paris’ Bible, arguably the greatest revolution in both biblical scholarship and book production of the 13th century. Through the development of extremely thin vellum and extremely small script, it became possible for the first time, in the early decades of the 13th century, to produce a complete Bible in a single easily portable volume. This development came soon after the standardisation of the ‘Paris’ edition of the text, which combined the recently-introduced chapter numbers with a canonical selection of biblical books and prologues; the incorporation, as standard, of such ancillary textual features as the Interpretations of Hebrew Names; and the abandonment of others, such as capitula lists and canon tables, which are frequently found in 12th-century Bibles. The production of large numbers of these Bibles was probably in response both to the needs of students at the burgeoning university of Paris, and also of the mendicant (itinerant) friars, for whom portability was essential; when such Bibles include calendars (or other liturgical material) it is usually Franciscan or Dominican.

The present Bible must date from after the 1233 feast of St Dominic, which is included in the calendar, but probably not much later: one of the developments in page layout that took place in the 1240s was that the chapter numbers were relocated within the main columns of text, rather than placed in the margins (as in the present example).

The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey

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We are delighted to announce our 35th anniversary sale, the much-anticipated Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey (Part One) on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Arranged chronologically, the sale comprises 400 lots to tempt bibliophiles of all persuasions, featuring medieval Books of Hours and early printing, rare documents, paintings and fine library sets in named bindings and with extra illustrations. Many of the books bear the bookplate of Christopher's grandfather, William Foyle, the founder of the famous bookshop, much of whose own library was sold by Christie's in a record-breaking sale in 2001.

This auction is effectively a continuation of that sale; it begins with a rare, complete Latin bible of c. 1240 and ends with an original pen and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet by E. H. Shepard, dated 1958.

The second and concluding part of the sale will take place on 31 January 2024.

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For larger packages and fragile goods, we recommend Mailboxes or Pack & Send. They collect fully paid-for purchases from us twice a week and liaise directly with the buyer. These companies will require payment direct to them for their services. 

For more information, please contact Sarah Ball by telephone on 01285 860006 or email sarah@dominicwinter.co.uk.

Mailboxes : 01793 525009 or welcome@mbeswindon.co.uk

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  • Single parcels with a value less than £500, up to 2kg in weight and maximum dimensions of 600mm x 150mm x 150mm
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14. If, on collation, any named items in the catalogue prove defective, in text or illustration, the buyer may reject the lot provided he/she returns it within fourteen days stating the defect in writing. This however will not apply in the case of unnamed items, periodicals, autograph letters, manuscripts, music, maps, atlases, prints or drawings, nor in respect of damage to bindings, stains, foxing, marginal wormholes or other defects not affecting the completeness of the text, nor in respect of lack of list of plates, inserted advertisements, cancels or subsequently published volumes, supplements, appendices or plates or error in the enumerating of the plates, nor in respect of defects mentioned in the catalogue or announced at the time of sale.

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The amount is calculated as follows:

Royalty For the portion of the Hammer Price (in Euro)

4.00% up to 50,000

3.00% between 50,000.01 and 200,000

1.00% between 200,000.01 and 350,000

0.50% between 350,000.01 and 500,000

0.25% in excess of 500,000

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