Bible of Saint Louis

Title:
Bible of Saint Louis
Library:
Pierpont Morgan Library, Toledo Cathedral Chapter
Language:
French, Latin
City:
NEW YORK, N.Y., TOLEDO, Spain
Shelf Mark:
Tresury of Toledo Cathedral and Pierpont Morgan M 240
Alternate Names:
Biblia de San Luis -- Bible of St. Louis -- the Rich Bible of Toledo --
Origin:
Paris, France
Dimensions:
1,230 (? check this) pages in 3 volumes -- 420 x 310 mm. and 430 x 310 mm. (see Comment. vol. 2, p. 170)
Date Description:
ca. 1226-1235
Content:
Sequence of abbreviated biblical passages, followed by moralisations -- Commissioned by Blanche of Castille for her son Louis (1214-1270) (Louis IX, King of France in 1226, later known as St. Louis) -- painting and writing are on the hair side of the vellum, leaving the smoother flesh side empty --
Hand:
gothic --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Numerous illuminations in the Bible Moralisee medallion style --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3355.5 .L85 B53 2000v.1:facsim.-v.3:facsim. + v.1:textos + v.2:commentaryNon-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
full-size color reproduction in three volumes of the entire manuscript in three volumes, including the leaves from the Pierpont Morgan Library -- the order of folios has been restored for the sequence 117, 118, 115, 116 --
Publication Date:
2000-2004
Place of Publication:
Barcelona, Spain
Publisher:
M. Moleiro
Notes:
Commentary volumes edited by Ramón Gonzálvez Ruiz (vol. 1 : Transcription of the Latin and French texts and of the Castilian translation -- by Miguel C. Vivancos and Jean-Pierre Aniel; vol. 2 : Commentary) -- For a study of the text, see especially Commentary vol. 2, pp. 284-312 -- Language Notes: French found in marginal notes for the Gospel account and the Acts of the Apostles Location Notes: +8 leaves, preserved at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, under the shelfmark M.240,
Bibliography:
See Commentary vol. 2, pp. 481-491 --
Type of Text:
allegorical, Bible, Biblical, glosses, illuminated Bible, religious, vernacular