The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.9.13
Manuscript Title

Bible (Vulgate)

Alternative Title

Biblia Sacra

James Number 1425
Century 13th
Physical Description

Double columns of 52 lines. In a fine narrow upright hand. Good ornaments, probably English.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. Marked I. 16. No. 359.

Second Folio dium quem uisurus
Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 27.5 x 20
Folio 362 + 5 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Latin

5 flyleaves. 114 216-1516 1620 l720 1816 1916 2020 2112 (+ 6 between 8 and 9) 2214.

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The third flyleaf has a rude map of the Holy Land shewing the positions of the tribes, and interpretations of words in Genesis - I Reg. (xiii).

f.1 Prologues
f.3 Genesis - 2 Paral.
Oratio Ezechie et est de paralipomenis.
This is really the Oratio Manassis.
Ezra Nehemiah (called Esdras).
At the end of Nehemiah is a note.
Vacat totum usque ad librum tobie.
Then follows a second copy of Nehemiah.
Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job.
Psalter (Gallican).
Parab. - Ecclus. Oratio Salomonis.
Isa. - Mal.
1, 2 Macc.
Evv., Act., Paul. Epp.
At the end of Heb. is a note (xiii) on the tabernacle and a rough plan.
Then follows a second copy of 2 Tim. iii, iv (marked uacat).
Cath. Epp., Apoc.
A leaf with faint pencil notes.
On f.348a in a xvith cent. hand,
Tabula Sacrae Scripturae per me Eduuardum de Fluctibus.
On f.348b a table of Epistles and Gospels for the year (xiii) incomplete, ending with S. George's day.
f.349 Interpretationes Nominum
Six columns on a page.
Aaz - Zuzim.

There are only two figured initials.

1. Prol. Jerome in cowl writing. Gold ground. Monkey with fiddle, and owl, in the stalk of the letter.

2. Genesis. Seven elliptical pictures on gold grounds. The Days of Creation.
1. Christ beardless standing on earth, cloud above. 2. dividing waters from waters. 3. touching a tree. 4. pointing up to Sun and Moon. 5. a group of birds, two swans diving their heads into water form the centre. Fish below: the Divine Hand at top. 6. Creation of Eve. 7. Christ with book blessing. At the base of the letters the Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John, on gold ground.

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