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Binding for Rochester New Testament
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Binding for Rochester New Testament


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Description Binding is non-original. New binding made of alum-processed pigskin and quarter-sawn oak boards by Abigail Quandt, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1986; previous binding probably by Leon Gruel, early 20th century, constructed of five recessed cords laced into heavy millboards covered in red silk; manuscript rebound two or three times since the twelfth century.
Provenance Priory scriptorium of Rochester Cathedral, England, 12th century [possible reference in catalog in Textus Roffensis, Rochester Cathedral Library Ms. A.3.5, fol. 230r; more certain reference in 1202 library catalog in British Library Ms. Royal 5 B.XII, fol. 2r]; Leon Gruel, Paris, before 1931 [mode of acquisition unknown, no. 1138]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1986 (Medieval)
Medium
new binding made of alum-processed pigskin and quarter-sawn oak boards [by Abigail Quandt, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1986]
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.18.binding
Measurements
H: 15 3/16 x W: 11 1/8 in. (38.5 x 28.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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