MS. Lat. bib. e. 6
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Eighteen leaves from a Bible with ‘modern’ chapter divisions. The contents are: fol.1(25) Exod. 18.17–22.5; fol.2(45) Numeri 7.77–10. 23; fol. 2(a)(52) Numeri 26.30–29.3; fol. 2(b)(65), Deut. 25.5–28.19; fol. 2(c)(162), Nehem. 2.5–4-23; fol.3(174) Tobias 4.2–8.2; fol.4(189) Iob 9.31–14.20; fol.5(192) Iob 24.18–30.21; fol.6(269) Ierem. 2.19–4.20; fol.7(270) Ierem. 4.20–6.26; fol.8(271) Ierem. 6.26–9.4; fol.9(275) Ierem.17.7–19.15; fol.10(288) Ierem. 48.29–50.3; fol.11(290) Ierem.51.18–52.14; fol.12 (no number) Ezech. 21.4–23.8; fol.13(328) Osee 9.4–13.15; fol.14(332) Amos 5.17–9.12; fol.15(399) Lucas 9.39–11.5. (The numbers in brackets after the folio numbers are those of the modern pencil foliation of the whole MS.)
Marginal notes, in more than one hand. The unusual feature of this Bible is its punctuation, in which, besides the point and virgula, the flexus is used.
The initial to Job is reproduced in Maggs Bros., European miniatures and illumination, Bulletin no.2, Nov.1962, item 13 (20 leaves bought by Mark Lansburgh). For two further leaves see MS.Facs.d.121, fol.83–4 (London, University Library, MS.546 (i), (ii)) and, for two leaves in Australia, K.V. Sinclair, Descriptive Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Western Manuscripts in Australia, Sydney 1969, nos.255 and 259.
2 cols., 56 lines
Blue and red initials with long marginal flourishes in red and blue.
Provenance and Acquisition
Folio Society, broken up in 1962
Fols. 2(a) and 2(c) bought at Sotheby's, 14 Dec. 1977 lot 8 (collection of B.C. Barker-Benfield)
Fol. 2(b) given by B.C. Barker-Benfield, 1977
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.