Waldensian Bible. IE TCD MS 258 Public Deposited

Waldensian Bible. IE TCD MS 258

Alternative title
  • IE TCD MS 258
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 258 ; former shelfmarks A. 4. 13 ; F. 51 ; B. 1. 6
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • 1522
Physical extent
  • 178 folios, plus inserted folio 32* (see note in Abstract)
  • IE TCD MS 258 is a Waldensian Bible containing the New Testament with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus (chapters 1-23), written in a single hand in 1522. The Waldensian movement was a Christian spiritual movement founded in the 12th century by Pierre Valdès (c.1140-c.1205), a rich merchant from Lyon.178 folios, plus 32* (folio 32* supplied to Trinity in July 1984 and inserted. MS note at end: “Date of foliation unknown. 32* supplied 9 July 1984.”). Some colour decorations, including dragon-like creatures, throughout. Initials each red and/or blue, with green, red or blue flourishes; capitals marked with red. Leather binding tooled in blind; tightly bound, some text obscured.
  • For IE TCD MS 258 see: James Henthorn Todd, Books of the Vaudois: The Waldensian Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of Trinity College Dublin, (London and Cambridge 1865); J-P Perrin, Histoire des Vaudois (Geneva 1618); TA Ricchini, Moneta, Adversus Catharos et Valdenses (Rome: [TA Ricchini], 1743; Ridgewood NJ, 1964); M Esposito, ‘On some Waldensian Mss preserved in the Library of Trinity College Dublin’ Journal of Theological Studies 18 (1917) pp 177-184; M Esposito, ‘Sur quelques manuscrits de l’ancienne littérature religieuse des Vaudois de Piémont’ Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 46 (1951); Anne Brenon, 'Syncrétisme hérétique dans les refuges alpins? Un livre cathare parmi les receuils vaudois de la fin du Moyen Âge: le manuscrit 269 de Dublin', Heresis 7 (1980 or 1986) pp 5-23; A Brenon, ‘The Waldensian books’, in P Biller, A Hudson etc, Heresy and literacy 1000-1590 (Cambridge 1994); A Degan Checchini, ‘Note sulla genesi del ms C. 4. 17 di Dublino’ Nuove rocerche di letteratura occitanica no 2 (1983 or after)Ilarino da Milano, Eresie medioevali (Rimini: [Ilarino da Milano], 1983); Luciana Borghi Cedrini, Ai Confini della Lingua D'Oc (Nord-Est occitano e lingua D'Oc) (Modena, Mucchi 2017)
Collection title
  • Romance Language Manuscripts
Finding aid
Resource type
  • colored ink
  • ink
  • vellum (parchment)
  • calf (leather)
  • French
Digital Object Id
  • MS258_001
  • 0140952


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