Description of Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 242: BiblecontributorDiane BiunnocatalogerAmey HutchinsCouncil on Library and Information ResourcesFree Library of PhiladelphiaThese images and the content of Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 242: Bible are free of known copyright restrictions and in the public domain. See the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark page for usage details, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/.To the extent possible under law, Free Library of Philadelphia, Special Collections has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this metadata about Free Library of Philadelphia Lewis E 242: Bible. This work is published from: United States. For a summary of CC0, see https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. Legal code: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode.Several obits on rear pastedown: Obit i[n]noce[n]ci II xii die septe[m]br[i] a[n]no d[omi]ni mccclxii; obiit petris Cardinalis hispanie . . . mcclxxiiii; obit nepos [?] dominiBranner, Robert, "The Johannes Grusch Atelier and the Continental Origins of the William of Devon Painter," Art Bulletin 54, no. 1 (March 1972), pp. 24-30.Branner, Robert, Manuscript Painting in Paris During the Reign of Saint Louis: A Study of Styles, California Studies in the History of Art 18 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977), pp. 82-86, fig. 216.United StatesPhiladelphiaFree Library of PhiladelphiaJohn Frederick Lewis Collection of European ManuscriptsLewis E 242This manuscript is a thirteenth-century Bible copied in France, possibly Paris, with the prologues of Jerome and the Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum (Interpretation of Hebrew names). It is written in two columns of textualis script with running titles and chapter numbers in red and blue letters. Its hierarchy of decoration includes historiated initials at a small number of book and psalm divisions; decorated initials at all other book and some other psalm divisions; and flourished initials at chapter divisions and the remaining psalm divisions. The historiated initials are similar to the work of the Johannes Grusch atelier in Paris. Between the Bible and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, the canticles, creeds, a litany, and a few prayers are written in another hand; an abbreviated Office of the Virgin, in yet another hand, is bound in at the end of the volume after the Interpretation of Hebrew Names. Some textual corrections and notes are written in the margins. Owner signatures and notes are written at the front and back of the volume.LatinBibleartistJohannes Grusch Atelierformer ownerPatou, Johannesformer ownerAlphonso, Diegoformer ownerLevinson, Harry[Flyleaf 1 recto]Rubrice biblie1rBibleFrat[er] Ambrosius tua m[ichi] tua munusc[u]la p[er]ferens detulit... [fol. 1r]Gr[ati]a D[omi]ni n[ost]ri Ih[es]u [christ]i cu[m] o[mn]ib[us] u[o]b[is] am[en]. Explicit biblia. [fol. 408v]408vCanticles409rCreeds, Litany, and Prayers411rInterpretationes Hebraicorum nominumAaz apprehendens ... [fol. 411r]Zuzim c[on]siliantes eos vel consiliatores eor[um]. Explicunt int[er] pretatio[n]es bibliotheca[a]e [fol. 444v]445rOffice of the Virgin, Use of RomeDie d[o]m[eni]co lune et iovis. Ad matutina D[omi]ne labia mea. ... [fol. 445r]Sale regina misericordie. [fol. 446v]

Parchment

iii+447; 175 x 120 mm bound to 185 x 125 mm1-412, i, 413-446; contemporary foliation in ink in roman numerals, lower right recto, often trimmed away; later foliation in ink at lower right corner of recto text; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto; references in this record are to modern foliation

1-20 (20), 21 (10), 22 (20), 23 (15, +1), 24 (2); last four quires uncertain

Written in two columns of fifty-one lines; ruled in lead with vertical bounding lines; edges trimmed; written area: 120 x 83 mmGothic--textualisNine historiated initials similar to the work of the Johannes Grusch atelier in Paris, at the beginning of Genesis (fol. 3v), Psalms (fol. 184v), Proverbs (fol. 204v), Isaiah (fol. 234r), Hosea (fol. 294v), Maccabees I (fol. 310v), Matthew (fol. 328r), Romans (fol. 365r), and Acts (fol. 387v); added illustrations by Spanish hands of episodes from the Infancy Cycle in the bas-de-page on fols. 327v-328r (early 14th century) and 345v-346r (late13th century); illuminated initials in blue, red, pink and pale green; flourished initials throughout; running titles and roman numerals for chapters in alternating red and blue letters1rHistoriated initial F, Saint Jerome writing3rDecorated initial D3vHistoriated initial I, Seven Days of Creation19vDecorated initial H33rDecorated initial U43rDecorated initial L56vDecorated initial H68vDecorated initial T68vDecorated initial E77rDecorated initial P85vDecorated initial B85vDecorated initial I86vDecorated initial U87rDecorated initial F98vDecorated initial F108rDecorated initial E118vDecorated initial P128vDecorated initial S129rDecorated initial A138rDecorated initial E138rDecorated initial C150rDecorated initial C150vDecorated initial I153vDecorated initial U158rDecorated initial E163rDecorated initial C163vDecorated initial T166vDecorated initial A166vDecorated initial A171rDecorated initial L171rDecorated initial I175rDecorated initial C175vDecorated initial S176rDecorated initial U184vHistoriated initial B, King David with harp187vDecorated initial D189rDecorated initial D191rDecorated initial D193rDecorated initial S195vDecorated initial E197vDecorated initial C200rDecorated initial D204vDecorated initial I204vHistoriated initial P, King Solomon teaching a child211vDecorated initial M211vDecorated initial U214rDecorated initial O215vDecorated initial D220vDecorated initial M220vDecorated initial O234rDecorated initial N234rHistoriated initial U, Martyrdom of Isaiah249vDecorated initial I249vDecorated initial U267rDecorated initial P269rDecorated initial L269rDecorated initial E271rDecorated initial E271rDecorated initial E287rDecorated initial D287vDecorated initial A294rDecorated initial N294rDecorated initial T294vHistoriated initial U, Hosea with Gomer296vDecorated initial S296vDecorated initial I296vDecorated initial U297vDecorated initial O297vDecorated initial A298rDecorated initial H298rDecorated initial U299vDecorated initial I300rDecorated initial U300rDecorated initial S300vDecorated initial I300vDecorated initial E301rDecorated initial T301rDecorated initial U302vDecorated initial N302vDecorated initial O303rDecorated initial Q303vDecorated initial O304vDecorated initial T304vDecorated initial U305rDecorated initial I305vDecorated initial I306rDecorated initial A306rDecorated initial I309rDecorated initial D309rDecorated initial O310rDecorated initial D310rDecorated initial R310rDecorated initial M310vHistoriated initial E, Mattathias slaying idolater320vDecorated initial F327vMarginal illumination, Magi with King Herod327vDecorated initial M328rMarginal illuminations, bottom margin left to right, Herod and the learned men, Herod and the Magi; side margin, Angel and Joseph328rDecorated initial M328rHistoriated initial L, Jesse?328vMarginal illuminations, bottom margin left to right, Groom with horses, Adoration of the Magi, Angel and Magi338vDecorated initial M339rDecorated initial I345vMarginal illuminations, bottom margin left to right, Zacharias in the Temple, Annunciation345vDecorated initial L345vDecorated initial Q345vDecorated initial F346rMarginal illuminations, bottom margin left to right, Visitation, Nativity356vDecorated initial H357rDecorated initial I365rDecorated initial R365rHistoriated initial P, Paul and Peter?369rDecorated initial C369rDecorated initial P373rDecorated initial P373rDecorated initial P375vDecorated initial G375vDecorated initial P377rDecorated initial E377rDecorated initial P378vDecorated initial P378vDecorated initial P379vDecorated initial C379vDecorated initial P380vDecorated initial T380vDecorated initial P381rDecorated initial A381rDecorated initial P381vDecorated initial T381vDecorated initial P383rDecorated initial I383rDecorated initial P383vDecorated initial T383vDecorated initial P384rDecorated initial P384rDecorated initial P384vDecorated initial I384vDecorated initial M387vDecorated initial L387vHistoriated initial P, Ascension398rDecorated initial N398vDecorated initial I399vDecorated initial P400vDecorated initial S401rDecorated initial Q402vDecorated initial S402vDecorated initial S402vDecorated initial I403rDecorated initial O403vDecorated initial A411rDecorated initial A

Fourteenth- or fifteenth-century Spanish brown calf with blind tooling; spine damaged at head and tail; remnants of two clasps

Circa 1250

FranceJohannes Patou, Cambrai? (Johannes Patou written five times in various hands on the flyleaf verso; fol. 204v, at the end of the Psalms: Joannes patou me ex urbe opule[n]tissima (trecis?) Cameracum (Cambrai) transtulit; signature, fol. 445v); Diego Alphonso, Spain (fourteenth or fifteenth century, signature, fol. 445v) ; purchased by the Free Library from Harry Levinson (Beverly Hills, California), 1969; several other early inscriptions on f. 445v and rear pastedownBook TypeAccountsAntiphonaryArmorialBibleBiographyBook of HoursBreviaryChronicleCollection of SermonsCommentaryDocumentDogaleFriendship bookGenealogyGlossaryGospel BookGospel LectionaryGospelsGradualHaggadahHomilaryHorologionHymnalKoranLectionaryMass bookMiscellanyMissalPontificalPrayerPrayer bookPrivate devotional textProcessionalProtective scrollPsalterPsalter-HoursQur`anRecipe bookSaint's LifeScribal manualTorahTreatiseCentury8th century9th century10th century11th century12th century13th century14th century15th century16th century17th century18th century19th century20th centuryCultureAbbasidArabicArmenianAshkenaziAustrianByzantineCarolingianChineseChristianCopticDutchEgyptianEnglishEthiopianFatimidFlemishFrenchGermanIndianIslamicItalianJewishMamlukMughalOttomanOttonianPersianQajarRajputRussianSafavidSephardiSpanishTimuridTurkishYemeniteDescriptive termAccordion bookAlbumAnnotatedBindingCalligraphyCaroline minusculeChartCharterChartsColophonDamageDiagramsDrawingEarly Abbasid scriptFragmentGlossGothicGothic book handGrisailleGrotesquesHeadpieceHeraldryHistoriated initialHumanisticIlluminationIllustrationInhabited initialKuficManiculesMedallionMicrographyMiniatureMissing leavesMusical notationNew Abbasid styleNotable bindingOriginal bindingOrnamentPaintingPalimpsestPaperPuzzle initialRaginiRomanesqueScrapbookScrollScroll-work initialTablesTexturaTreasure bindingWatermarkWhite-vine letteringWoodcutsGeographyAfghanistanArmeniaAustriaBelgiumCentral Arab lands (Near East)Central AsiaChinaEgyptEnglandEthiopiaFlandersFranceGermanyGreeceIndiaIranIraqIsraelItalyMaghrebMoroccoNetherlandsPakistanRomaniaRussiaSpainSub-Saharan (West) AfricaTurkeyYemenOtherAlchemyAllegoryAstrologyAstronomyBiblicalCartographyChurch FathersCosmologyDevotionFinancial recordsFortune-tellingFriendshipGamesGeographyGeomancyGrammarHistoryKabbalahLegalLiterature -- PoetryLiterature -- ProseLiturgyLogicMagicMathematicsMineralogyPhilosophyPiyutimResponsaScienceScience -- MedicineScriptureSufismTheologyBible13th century14th centuryFrenchSpanishFranceSpainHistoriated initial