Durham Durham Cathedral MS A.I.5

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS A.I.5
Summary TitleNicholas de Lyra, Postilla (Epistles, Apocalypse)
Creation Date Start1370
Creation Date End1400
Creation Date Statementlate 14th century
Collation Formulaflyleaf, I-XIX8, XX4, endleaf
Pages / Foliosii+156+ii f
Page: Lines56
Volume: Height40.5 cm
Width27.2 cm
BindingStandard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound many Durham manuscripts in the 19th century). Rust stain at the foot of f.1 from the chain staple on an earlier binding.
Secundo foliotunc toti mundo
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS A.1.05

Creation PlaceEngland

Creator role:scribe Creator:John Wykingeston Creator notes:Possibly written by a single scribe. The scribe gives his name in the explicit on f.156v [[1]] and as John in the explicit on f.59r [[2]] Script:Textualis semi-quadrata


Books and sections marked by large red and blue initials, flourished in red. Also found throughout the text are letters with ascenders extended and surrounded by animal or human figures in ink with rubric detailing.

DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:E
Text following:Ecce
Decoration location:f.2r

Decoration notes:Red and blue initial, 9 lines high, flourished in red, with red and blue vertical and horizontal extensions

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DecorationType:Initial, inhabited Initial letter:I
Decoration location:f.10r, top line column 2

Decoration notes:Ascender flourished in ink with some pale red wash and surrounded by a boar, human head and a dog

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DecorationType:Initial, inhabited Initial letter:S; I
Decoration location:f.16r, top lines of column 1 and 2; margin column 1

Decoration notes:Ascender flourished in ink with some pale red wash; a dog, a man; a dog

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Given to Durham Priory by Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, by or before 1437.

Associated person:Thomas Langley, approximately 1363-1437Role:(donor)

Evidence category: exlibris Content: liber sancti Cuthberti de communi libraria monachorum Dunelm′ ex dono Domini Thome langley episcopi eiusdem Notes: early 15th century inscription, f.2r, top
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: 1a.2i.O. Notes: 15th century, f.2r, top gutter
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Evidence category: ownership Content: Item idem Dominus dedit librariae Dunelm. unum volumen continens Exposicionem Doctoris de Lira super Epistolas Pauli, Epistolas canonicas, Actus Apostolorum et Apocalipsin Notes: Mortuary of Thomas Langley
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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)