Leaves and Cuttings from the Hastière Bible


This dismembered manuscript is described in the blog-post here.

Key to shelfmarks:
Lewis = Philadelphia, Free Library
NGN = Nuremburg, Nationalmuseum (Graphische Sammlung)
PC = Paris, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
V&A = Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department)

Volume I
Volume II
  • (pp.1-2?) I Chronicles
  • (pp.?) II Chonicles
  • (pp.91-92) Ezra prologue and Ezra. Paris, PC 22788-4
  • (pp.105-6) Esdras II/Nehemiah. Lewis E M 63:5
  • (pp.145-146) Tobit prologue and Tobit. Paris, PC 22788-5
  • (pp.?) Judith. NGN Mm 36 Kapsel 1595. (with catchword on verso)
  • (pp.?) Esther prologue. Les Enluminures (2016) (image)
  • (pp.?) Esther . V&A 260:3
  • (pp.?) Job prologue. Munich, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Inv 40264
  • (pp.?) Job
  • (pp.?) Psalms
  • (pp.414-5?) Proverbs. Lewis E M 63:3
  • (pp.?) Ecclesiastes
  • (pp.289-90) Song of Songs. Lewis E M 63:8
  • (pp.297-8) Wisdom. Lewis E M 63:9
  • (pp.323-4) Ecclesiasticus. Lewis E M 63:7
  • (pp.397-8) Isaiah. Lewis E M 63:10 (catchword on verso)
  • (pp.481-482) Jeremiah prologue and Jeremiah. Paris, PC 22788-7
  • (pp.?) Jeremiah. V&A 246.10: Cutting with men kneeling before Christ
  • (pp.572-3) Lamentations. Lewis E M 63:11
  • (pp.579-80?) Baruch. V&A 279.1: Cutting of miniature: The Crucifixion with kneeling patrons(?).
  • (pp.581-2?) Baruch. V&A 260:7
Volume III

? Unidentified text: Paris, PC 22788-3 "orné au recto d'une lettre D dans laquelle est un saint Jean écrivant et au verso d'une enluminure historiée de la Crucifixion.". None of the usual New Testament books or prologues begin with a "D". [See edit below]

? Unidentified initial L. V&A 279.2

If anyone finds themself in Paris and able to get more information (and photos?) of the leaves at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, I would be grateful.

Edit, 2 Oct 2016:
My warm thanks to François Avril for telling me about the leaves in Munich and Nuremburg, and for sending me images.

Edit, 23 Dec. 2016:
I have realised that all known leaves have 40 lines per column as far as the Ezra leaf in Paris, but thereafter they all have 38 lines. This means that the Paris leaf whose text is unidentified must belong to the first part of the book. I suspect that the initial "D" is the usual prologue before the start of Genesis "Desiderii mei" (Stegmuller no.285) on the recto, and and the Crucifixion miniature on the verso would have faced Genesis.

I have added the two Les Enluminures leaves to the list above.

Edit, 10 April 2017:
I have now found online images of the Paris leaves, and so I have been able to add page numbers above, and confirm that PC 22788-3 has the end of the General Prologue, the second normal prologue, and a miniature filling a space after the rubric that introduces Genesis. It shows a layman kneeling before eh Crucifixion, holding up an open book, above which an angel holds a scroll "Liber est ante deum":

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