Durham Durham Cathedral MS A.I.3

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS A.I.3
Summary TitleNicholas de Lyra, Postilla (Old Testament historical books)
Creation Date Start1383
Creation Date End1386
Creation Date Statementlate 14th century (between 1383 and 1386)
Collation FormulaI-XXXVIII8, XXXIX6 (=8 with leaves 7-8, blank, cancelled)
Pages / Foliosii+310+i f
Page: Lines60
Columns2
Volume: Height42.8 cm
Width28.5 cm
BindingIn Durham by Waghorn, 18th century. Pasteboard boards covered in calf; decorated with two rolled rectangles, the outer one with fleuron corner-pieces; the innermost and outermost zones speckled darker; 2 (?medieval) metal clasps similar to those on A.II.2, 13, B.II.25, 31, B.III.17, 19, 20, and Inc. 38; gilt armorial of Durham Cathedral subsequently applied to the centre of both boards
Secundo folioTamen sub
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS A.1.03


Creation PlaceEngland, Durham

Creator role:scribe Creator:William le Stiphel Creator notes:scribal colophons on f.248v, f.284r and f.310r Script:Textualis quadrata or semi-quadrata


Creator:Robert Blacklaw Creator notes:Commissions William le Stiphel according to the colophon on f.310r


Decoration:


DecorationType:Frame Decoration location:

Decoration notes:Decorative border surrounding and separating twin columns of text, composed of foliate, floriate and vine-scroll motifs; at the top of the left hand column a cockerel and a peacock, and at the bottom a pair of dragons; predominantly painted in blues, purples, and browns, with some green and orange, set against gold leaf.

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DecorationType:Initial, historiated Initial letter:N
Text following:Nec omnia liber vite
Decoration location:f.1r top left corner, within a decorated frame

Decoration notes:Standing figure of St Cuthbert (as a contemporary bishop, clad in blue chasuble with a gold orphry), blessing with his right hand and holding a pastoral staff with his left, with the crowned head of King Oswald in his left arm. Kneeling beside him is a black monk holding a scroll inscribed, “confessor nostre cuthberte mei miserere”

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Written at Durham, 1383-6 by William le Stiphel at the command of Robert Blacklaw (subprior of Durham in 1380s)

Associated person:William le StiphelRole:(scribe)

Associated person:Robert BlacklawRole:(named in inscription (medieval))

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


Evidence category: inscription Content: Explicit postille in isto volumine contente, super omnes libros biblie a principio gen′ usque ad principium libri iob, edite per magistrum nicholaum de lyra sacre theologie doctorem parisien[sis-expunctuated], et scripte per manum Willelmi de stiphel, ex precepto domini Roberti blaklaw sacre theologie bacularij et subprioris Monasterij Dunelmie, anno domini millesimo. CCC. lxxxvj. die. xiiij. mensis aprilis. Le stiphel. Notes: f.310r (final paragraph of text)
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Evidence category: exlibris Content: De communi libraria Dunelm' Notes: f.1r top after added title
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Evidence category: content Content: Table of contents added in hand of Thomas Swalwell Notes: front endpaper [ii]v
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: K Notes: f.1r top
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: 1a 2a M Notes: f.1r top at start and end of inscription
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: K Doctor de lira super Genesim Exodus Leuiticus Numeros Notes: In Cloister catalogue DCL MS B.IV.46 f.19v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Genesim
Location:f.1r-47r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Exodum
Location:f.47r-84v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Leviticum
Location:f.85r-104r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Numeros
Location:f.104r-125v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Deuteronomium
Location:f.125v-148v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Joshuam
Location:f.148v-162r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Iudices
Location:f.162r-176r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Ruth
Location:f.176r-178r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Regum I-IV
Location:f.178r-248v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Paralipomenon I-II
Location:f.249r-274r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Esdram I
Location:f.274r-280r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Esdram III
Location:f.280r-284r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Nehemiam
Location:f.284v-291v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Esther
Location:f.291v-296v
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Tobiam
Location:f.296v-303r
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Contained work:Nicholas of Lyra, In Judith
Location:f.303r-310r
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Catalogued:Rud 1825 Reference citation:p.3-4

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Rud 1825 :- Codicum manuscriptorum ecclesiae cathedralis Dunelmensis catalogus classicus, descriptus a Thoma Rud ... cum appendice eos codices continente qui post catalogum confectum diversis temporibus comparati sunt, ed. Thomas Rud (Durham, 1825)

Catalogi veteres 1838 :- Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham Cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss. preserved in the library of Bishop Cosin, at Durham (London: J. B. Nichols, 1838)