The Holkham Bible

BROWN, Michelle P. The Holkham Bible. London: Folio Society, 2007.

Two volumes in clamshell box in fine condition, seemingly unopened and unread. Number 206 of 1750 limited copies.


Michelle P. Brown



The Holkham Bible Synopsis

The Holkham Bible is an illustrated collection of biblical and apocryphal stories in Norman French. It was produced in England during the decades before 1350 for use by an unidentified Dominican friar. Its illustrations depict the stories in contemporary English settings, making it a visual source on medieval English society.

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About Michelle P. Brown

Michelle P. Brown is Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She was previously (1986–2004) Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.

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Michelle P. Brown


First edition thus


Hardback in slipcase




Folio Society