Durham Durham Cathedral Inc. 21b

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral Inc. 21b
Summary TitleQuaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum
Creation Date Start1481
Creation Date End1481
Creation Date Statement1481
Collation Formula
Pages / Folios
Page: Lines
Volume: Height26 cm
Width cm
BindingBlind tooled calf binding with stamps Oldham 160 and Gibson 57, of the Fishtail binder. Oxford, late 15th/early 16th century
Secundo folio
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mhd76s013m
Digitised online:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mhd76s013m.html
Media FormatPrinted
Durham Cathedral Printed Inc 21b

Creation Place


Associated person:John Manby, active 1463-1495Role:(annotator)

Associated person:Thomas Swalwell, -1539Role:(annotator)

Associated person:Sir Thomas Tempest, 1642-1691Role:(owner (post-dissolution))

Associated person:Stephen Gaselee, 1882-1943Role:(owner (post-dissolution))

Evidence category: pressmark Content: Cathedral Priory library pressmark A29 on leaf a1.

Contained work:Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum

Notes:Commentary on Petrus Lombardus’ Sententiarum libri quattuor. Colophon: "Impressum Venetijs ope ac imp[r]eѕsa Ioannis de Colonia: Nicolai Ienson: sociorum[q]. Curaѕ ac diligentiaѕ adhibuit Ioannes de Selgenstat". Part 4 of 4 parts only. Lacks leaves e1-8; o1-6. Leaves o7-8 duplicated. Capital spaces on A2r filled in red, others not filled in. Paragraph marks, initial strokes and underlines in red. Contemporary ms foliation up to leaf o2.

Inscription and annotations of Thomas Swalwell in red. Swalwell foliated the first 110 leaves, leaving out number 71. See leaves 56v and 69v. His annotations follow on from those of two previous annotators, one of them perhaps John Manby, monk of Durham (died c.1495). Ownership inscription of Sir Thomas Tempest 4th Bart (17th century). Inscription of Stephen Gaselee noting purchase in Leicester in 1928.


Oldham 1952 :- Oldham, J.B., English blind-stamped bindings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952)