The golden Bible picture book [Biblia pauperum]

Title:
The golden Bible picture book [Biblia pauperum]
Library:
British Library
Language:
Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Kings MS 5
Alternate Names:
Die goldene Bilderbibel Biblia pauperum -- La bible d’or enluminée [Biblia pauperum]
Origin:
Netherlands (The Hague?)
Dimensions:
31 fols. -- 175 x 385 mm.
Date Description:
ca. 1405
Content:
Originally, the leaves were folded into three, with the sewing between the 1st and 2nd miniature, and rubrics announcing the subjects on verso of the 1st miniature, but the manuscript was rebound in its present oblong format with the leaves unfolded. This is the only known surviving manuscript in this format, and is also unique in its painted rather than pen and wash illustrations of the text (from the electronic catalogue of Illuminated manuscripts in the British Library).
Hand:
Gothic
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
93 miniatures, 3 on every recto -- text in red, blue and gold -- underdrawings partly visible --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books In Process IP (September 2010, and again May 17, 2013, and April 2014)
Commentary Volume:
No
Publication Date:
1993
Place of Publication:
Luzern, Switzerland
Publisher:
Faksimile Verlag
Notes:
Language Notes: instructions to the illuminators are in Dutch
Bibliography:
See the entry in the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Library (http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ ...)
Type of Text:
devotional, folded book, paraliturgical, Picture Bible, religious, typological