330 leaves : 375 x 246 (264 x 154) mm. bound to 400 x 280 mmParchment, 330; [1-330]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.Written in 2 columns of 56-58 lines, with illuminated border on the left edge of one or both columns on most pages.Written in a Gothic script, appears to be the work of a single scriptorium.Illuminated series of miniatures in a full-page initial at the beginning of Genesis, depicting the 7 days of Creation and the Crucifixion (f. 3v); historiated initials at the beginning of each subsequent book, a few integrated with an illuminated border; ornamented capitals, many with animals or animal faces in gold, rose, blue, red, and other colors on nearly every page; drolleries with animals and grotesques throughout.Historiated initial, Initial F, Monk in scriptorium, f. 1rInhabited border, Man with bird, f. 1rDrollery, Hunter and hounds chasing stag, f. 1rMarginal note, f. 2rIlluminated initial, Initial D, f. 3rHistoriated initial, Initial I, Seven days of creation and the Crucifixion, f. 3vDrollery, Lion and bird, f. 3vHistoriated initial, Initial H, Moses with Jews in peaked hats, f. 18vDrollery, White cat, f. 18vInhabited initial, Initial C, Rabbit, f. 24rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Jews in peaked hats with lamb and altar, f. 31rDrollery, Bird, f. 31rHistoriated initial, Initial L, God speaking to Moses, f. 40rDrollery, Bird, f. 40rInhabited initial, Initial F, Rabbit, f. 51rHistoriated initial, Initial H, Moses and two Jews in peaked hats, f. 52vDrollery, Bird, f. 52vHistoriated initial, Initial C, God speaking to Joshua, f. 64vDrollery, Unicorn, f. 64vHistoriated initial, Initial P, God speaking to Judah and Simeon[?], f. 72vDrollery, Rabbit playing horn, f. 72vMarginal note, f. 73rHistoriated initial, Initial I, Elimelech and Naomi with two sons, f. 81vDrollery, Bird, f. 81vHistoriated initial, Initial F, Hannah kneeling at altar with Elkanah, f. 83vDrollery, Bird, f. 83vOwner signature, f. 85vHistoriated initial, Initial F, David ordering the slaying of the Amalekite who killed Saul, f. 92rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 92rHistoriated initial, Initial E, David and Abishag, f. 101vDrollery, Bird, f. 101vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Ahaziah falling over wall, f. 112rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 112rHistoriated initial, Initial S, Group of Jews in peaked hats (Water damage), f. 121vIlluminated initial, Initial A, f. 121vDrollery, Centaur shooting bird[?], f. 121vOwner signature, f. 124vInhabited initial, Initial E, Grotesque, f. 129vDrollery, Bird, f. 129vMarginal note, f. 130rHistoriated initial, Initial C, Solomon with lamb and altar, f. 130rDrollery, Dog, f. 130rIlluminated initial, Initial U, f. 139vHistoriated initial, Initial I, Cyrus, king of the Persians[?], f. 140rDrollery, Rabbit, f. 140rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 140vInhabited initial, Initial A, Rabbit, f. 140vMiniature, Nehemiah with Artaxerxes and cup, f. 142vDrollery, Rabbit, f. 142vHistoriated initial, Initial E, Priest of the Jews sprinkling holy water on altar, f. 146rDrollery, Bird, f. 146rHistoriated initial, Initial T, Tobit and bird, f. 150rDrollery, Bird, f. 150rDrollery, Four-legged animal, f. 150rOwner signature, f. 151rHistoriated initial, Initial A, Judith beheading Holofernes, f. 152vDrollery, Monkey shooting arrow, f. 152vDrollery, Dog playing bagpipes, f. 152vHistoriated initial, Initial I, f. 156rDrollery, Griffin, f. 156rDrollery, Winged serpent, f. 156rDrollery, Bat, f. 159rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Job seated on dung heap with wife, f. 159vDrollery, Rabbit playing horn, f. 159vDrollery, Monkey with shield and spear, f. 159vHistoriated initial, Initial B, David playing the harp, f. 166rDrollery, Rabbit, f. 166rHistoriated initial, Initial D, Anointing of David, f. 168rDrollery, Bird, f. 168rHistoriated initial, Initial D, David pointing to face and looking at God, f. 169vDrollery, Bird, f. 169vHistoriated initial, Initial D, Fool with club eating cake, f. 171rDrollery, Bird, f. 171rHistoriated initial, Initial S, God in clouds above David in water, f. 172vDrollery, Rabbit in monk's robe, f. 172vHistoriated initial, Initial E, David playing bells, f. 174rDrollery, Monkey playing bagpipes, f. 174rHistoriated initial, Initial C, Monks singing at lectern, f. 175rDrollery, Bird, f. 175rHistoriated initial, Initial D, The Trinity, f. 177rDrollery, Cat, f. 177rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Solomon with rods and youth with book, f. 180rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 180rDrollery, Winged bull, f. 180rHistoriated initial, Initial U, King speaking to youth, f. 184vIlluminated initial, Initial N, f. 184vDrollery, Winged fish, f. 184vDrollery, Fish and eel, f. 184vHistoriated initial, Initial O, Madonna and child[?], f. 186vDrollery, Unicorn, f. 186vHistoriated initial, Initial D, Solomon and armored youth holding sword, f. 187vDrollery, Monkey in monk's robe, f. 187vDrollery, Rabbit dragging dog, f. 191rDrollery, Grotesque playing horn, f. 191rHistoriated initial, Initial O, The Church sitting on a throne and holding a staff, f. 191rDrollery, Donkey[?] shooting arrow, f. 200vHistoriated initial, Initial U, Isaiah being sawn in two, f. 201rMonkey riding bird, f. 201rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Jeremiah being stoned to death by man, f. 213rDefaced drollery, f. 213rHistoriated initial, Initial Q, Jeremiah gazing at the city of Jerusalem, f. 226vDrollery, Bird, f. 226vHistoriated initial, Initial E, Baruch writing, f. 228rDrollery, Dog with chicken in its mouth, f. 228rDrollery, Snake, f. 228rDrollery, Bird, f. 229vHistoriated initial, Initial E, Ezekiel in bed having a vision of beasts, f. 230rDrollery, Bird, f. 230rHistoriated initial, Initial A, Daniel grasping two lions, f. 242rDrollery, Monkey shooting arrow from fish bow, f. 242rDrollery, Grotesque holding eel, f. 242rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Hosea and his wife, Gomer, f. 247vDrollery, Defaced fox preaching to rooster, f. 247vHistoriated initial, Initial U, Joel speaking to God, f. 249vDrollery, Knight, f. 249vDrollery, Bird, f. 249vOwner signatures, f. 250rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Amos lying in bed, being visited by an angel, f. 250rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 250rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Obadiah sitting and holding a scroll, f. 251vDrollery, Bird, f. 251vHistoriated initial, Initial E, Jonah being swallowed by the whale, f. 252rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 252rHistoriated initial, Initial U, Micah watching the buildings fall, f. 252vDrollery, Grotesque, f. 252vHistoriated initial, Initial O, Nahum warning the people of Nineveh[?], f. 253vDrollery, Grotesque, f. 253vHistoriated initial, Initial O, Habakkuk holding bread and wine and being grasped by the forelock by an angel, f. 254vDrollery, Bird, f. 254vHistoriated initial, Initial U, Zephaniah sitting and holding a scroll, f. 255rDrollery, Dog, f. 255rHistoriated initial, Initial I, Haggai sitting and holding a scroll, f. 255vDrollery, Rabbit, f. 255vHistoriated initial, Initial I, Zachariah standing and holding a scroll, f. 256rDrollery, Defaced grotesque, f. 256rHistoriated initial, Initial O, Malachi sitting and holding a scroll, f. 258rDrollery, Snake, f. 258rOwner signature, f. 259rHistoriated initial, Initial E, Mattathias beheading a kneeling idolater, f. 259rDrollery, Bird, f. 259rOwner signature, f. 259rHistoriated initial, Initial F, King sitting on throne and handing letter to messenger, f. 267rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 267rHistoriated initial, Initial L, Jesse sleeping, surrounded by David, Solomon, Mary, and Jesus, f. 272vDrollery, Cat, f. 272vDrollery, Winged donkey, f. 272vHistoriated initial, Initial I, Mark holding book and winged lion grasping a banner bearing Mark's name, f. 280vDrollery, Rabbit playing horn, f. 280vDrollery, Ram playing bagpipes, f. 280vHistoriated initial, Initial F, Luke holding goblet and angel holding scroll, f. 285vDrollery, Bird, f. 285vHistoriated initial, Initial I, John holding book and eagle grasping banner bearing John's name, f. 294rDrollery, Defaced grotesque, f. 294rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 300rDrollery, Cat, f. 300rOwner signature, f. 302rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword in one hand and pointing to it with the other, f. 302rDrollery, Camel, f. 303rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding a sword, f. 305vDrollery, Unicorn, f. 305vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding a sword in one hand and pointing away from himself with the other, f. 307vDrollery, Dog, f. 307vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding a sword in one hand and a scroll in the other, f. 308vDrollery, Bird, f. 308vDrollery, Rabbit playing horn, f. 308vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul in prison, handing scroll to disciple, f. 309vDrollery, Rabbit pushing plough, f. 309vDrollery, Unicorn, f. 309vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 310rDrollery, Dog shooting grotesque, f. 310rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 311rDrollery, Rabbit, f. 311rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 311vDrollery, Grotesque, f. 311vDrollery, Bird, f. 311vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 312rDrollery, Bird, f. 312rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 312vDrollery, Bird, f. 312vHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword in one hand and scroll in other, f. 313rDrollery, Dog playing drum, f. 313rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Paul sitting and holding sword, f. 313vHistoriated initial, Initial M, Paul holding sword and scroll with disciple[?], f. 313vDrollery, Rabbit playing cymbals, f. 313vDrollery, Dog shooting rooster, f. 313vHistoriated initial, Initial P, f. 316rDrollery, Bird, f. 316rDrollery, Bird, f. 324vHistoriated initial, Initial I, James holding book, f. 324rDrollery, Dog, f. 324rHistoriated initial, Initial P, Peter sitting and holding scroll, f. 324vDrollery, Bird, f. 324vHistoriated initial, Initial S, f. 325vDrollery, Dog, f. 325vHistoriated initial, Initial Q, John writing, f. 326rDrollery, Grotesque, f. 326rMiniature, John holding scroll, f. 326vMiniature, John sitting and holding scroll, f. 326vHistoriated initial, Initial I, John holding scroll, f. 326vDrollery, Grotesque, f. 326vHistoriated initial, Initial A, John sitting at lectern and writing with city in background, f. 327rDrollery, Dog, f. 327rDrollery, Bird, f. 327rMarginal note, f. 329rMarginal note, f. 330r

18th- or 19th-century pigskin with oak boards and the remains of clasps.

Possibly written and illuminated in Arras, France, in the last quarter of the 13th century.

ca. 1275-1299Arras, FrancePresented by Catherine and Thomas Coleman (1598-1647; f. 151r, 250r, 259r) to Ellis Fitzpatrick (f. 250r, 329r); William Farrell (f. 329r); T. Edward Ross (bookplate inside front cover).Gift of T. Edward Ross, 1947.Illumination of books and manuscripts--France--SpecimensCodicesBibleIlluminated manuscriptsManuscripts, Latin--13th centuryManuscripts, Medieval