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Source 2012 - Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 - The Library of John Ruskin [Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2012 (James S. Dearden)] (Collection Catalog)
Cat./Lot # 213
Manuscript Details
Titles Bible ('York Bible')
Manuscript Dates C 1250 (1240 to 1261)
C 1260 (1250 to 1271)
Materials Parchment
Places York, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Folios 427 Lines 49 Columns 2
Height 210 Width 130 Alt Size
Hist. Initials 50 Decor. Initials 80
Binding Wooden boards covered with old violet velvet, brass clasps
Other Info

Notes from this catalogue: Fifty historiated and eighty decorated initials by two distinct hands. The first and better hand executed 113 initials, of which 34 are historiated. Notes by Ruskin on the decoration occur on four pages. | Additional provenance notes: Executed at York (cf. York Psalter in the late Dr Millar's collection); John Ruskin (bookplate); Arthur Severn, sold on 9 Apr. 1902 to Sir Sydney Cockerell; Quaritch sold on 25 Jan. 1957 to Dr E.G. Millar; sold in June 1965 to the British Library (Add. MS 52778). | Literature: see E. Johnston, Writing and Illuminating and Lettering (1969), pl. xiii and p. 423; Dearden, J.S., "John Ruskin the Collector," in The Library, 5th ser., 21 (1966), no. 12. A note by Cockerell below an erasure on the front flyleaf reads: 'The erased inscription is "Laurence Hilliard from John Ruskin...April 1878"' (Ruskin changed his mind and gave him instead the Bible from Bragge sale (1876), see cat. no. 215. | Exhibited: Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1908 (no. 103); Exhibition of English Art, V&A 1930 (no. 159); Edward Johnston Memorial Exhibition, V&A (no. 7).

Provenance Information
(No Date) Rant, Thomas, of Lincoln's Inn (c. 1600)
(No Date) Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
(No Date) Severn, Arthur
(No Date) Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962
(No Date) Bernard Quaritch (Firm)
(No Date) Millar, Eric George
(No Date) British Library
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