Durham Durham Cathedral MS A.II.6

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS A.II.6
Summary TitleGlossed books of the Old Testament, Kings - Maccabees
Creation Date Start
Creation Date End
Creation Date Statementlater 13th century
Collation FormulaI-XI12; XII2; XIII-XXIII12; XXIV14
Pages / Foliosii+280+i f
Page: Lines32 text; 62 gloss
Columns3
Volume: Height39 cm
Width26 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 stains on f.2 and 3, lower fore-edge, from the metalwork of a clasp and possibly a chain fixture on an earlier binding.
Secundo folioFuit uir unde
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mnk322d41f
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS A.2.06


Creation PlaceFrance

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:Probably a single scribe Script:Textualis semi-quadrata


Decoration:

All biblical incipits except that of f.133r are headed by a red and blue initial, 5-30 lines high, flourished in both colours, f.2r being the largest. Prefaces to I Kings, I Paralipomenon, Joshua, Tobit, Judith, I Esdras, I and II Maccabees are headed by 4- to 8-line high initials of the same style. A large (30 lines high) and elaborate ā€˜Lā€™ was sketched in lead at the start of the Preface to Esther but not completed.


Catalogi veteres 1838 p. 12A and 87A identifies this book with the entry A Glosa super quatuor libros Regum in uno quaterno. ijo fo Fuit uir although this is questionable given the size ascribed to the book

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


Evidence category: pressmark Content: Pi B Notes: f.2r
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Evidence category: exlibris Content: de libraria dunelm' Notes: f.2r In the hand of Thomas Swalwell
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Contained work:I Kings with gloss
Location:f.2r-25v
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Contained work:II Kings with gloss
Location:f.25v-45r
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Contained work:III Kings with gloss
Location:f.45r-73v
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Contained work:IV Kings with gloss
Location:f.73v-91v
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Contained work:I Paralipomenon with gloss
Location:f.91v-111r
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Contained work:II Paralipomenon with gloss
Location:f.111r-133r
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Contained work:Prayer of Manasse with gloss
Location:f.133r-134r
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Contained work:Joshua with gloss
Location:f.135r-160v
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Contained work:Judges with gloss
Location:f.160v-181r
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Contained work:Tobit with gloss
Location:f.181r-187v
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Contained work:Judith with gloss
Location:f.187v-195v
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Contained work:Esther with gloss
Location:f.195v-201v
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Contained work:Ruth with gloss
Location:f.201v-204v
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Contained work:I Esdras with gloss
Location:f.204v-218v
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Contained work:II Esdras with gloss
Location:f.218v-231r
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Contained work:I Maccabees with gloss
Location:f.231r-264r
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Contained work:II Maccabees with gloss
Location:f.264r-280v
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MLGB3http://mlgb3.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/mlgb/book/2040/


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.14 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/20/mode/2up


Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue


Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150 s2f4752g74z.xml




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)

de Hamel 1984 :- de Hamel, Christopher, Glossed books of the Bible and the origins of the Paris book trade (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Boydell Press, 1984)