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MS. Bodl. 270B

Summary Catalogue no.: 2937


Bible moralisée

Part I; part II is now in Paris, BN, MS. Lat 11560; parts III and IV, London BL, MS. Harley 1526–7.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Very numerous highly important miniatures. (Pächt and Alexander i. 524, pl. XL)


Stamped red leather sides, French late 13th cent. work, inlaid in a 17th cent. leather binding.


Origin: 13th century, middle ; French, Paris

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Library by sir Christopher Heydon in 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.