The Holkham Bible

Title:
The Holkham Bible
Library:
British Library
Language:
Anglo-Norman, Latin, Middle English (East Anglia?)
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Additional MS 47682
Alternate Names:
The Holkham Bible Picture Book --
Origin:
London, Great Britain
Dimensions:
42 folios -- 285 x 210 mm.
Date Description:
ca. 1327-35
Content:
Summary (images with captions) of the Old Testament and of the Life of Christ, terminating with the Last Judgement --
Hand:
Gothic textualis rotunda in captions to images -- textualis prescissa for some inscriptions -- cursiva anglicana formata for scrolls and books (see p. 26 of Introduction) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
231 biblical scenes (full-page for Old Testament; mostly half-page for New Testament) -- wheel of fortune (fol. 1v) -- Christ the Geometer (fol. 2r) -- Noah's Ark (fols. 7v-8v) -- two Jesse trees (fol. 10r-v) -- Three evangelists (fol. 11r-v) -- Harrowing of Hell (fol. 34r) -- Jerusalem destroyed (fol. 39v) -- The end of time (fols. 40r-42r) -- Last Judgement (fol. 42v) -- speech bubbles in some scenes -- many scenes are set against a decorative tile-like background --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection ND 3355 .H65 2007 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
full-size color reproduction on paper of the entire manuscript, preceded by introductory material --
Publication Date:
2007
Place of Publication:
London, Great Britain
Publisher:
The British Library
Printer:
University Press, Cambridge, Great Britain
Notes:
Includes transcript of the text of the manuscript in Anglo-Norman, with English translation; preliminary material and commentary by Michelle P. Brown --
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, bilingual, Picture Bible, religious, vernacular