Durham Durham Cathedral MS A.III.16

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS A.III.16
Summary TitleEcclesiasticus, Tobit, Judith, Esther, glossed
Creation Date Start1170
Creation Date End1200
Creation Date Statementlater 12th century
Collation Formulaflyleaves singleton and bifolium containing a singleton, I1+8 (a regular 8, to which f.5 was prefixed), II-IX8, X10, flyleaves bifolium.
Pages / Foliosiii+88+i f
Page: Lines
Volume: Height29 cm
Width21.5 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). A strip of the original cover (?from the spine) has been mounted between f.1 and 2: white (now discoloured); 42 x 210 mm; inscribed in a late 12th century hand, “Ihς filius syrac. lib′ magistri Roberti de dunelmo, Contra bibliothecam”, with the press-mark A.III.16 added in 18th century, written at right-angles to the original inscription. Impressions from the turnovers of an earlier binding are visible on f.1.
Secundo folioRabb' Omnis sa
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2msb397826w
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS A.3.16

Creation PlaceNorthern France


Associated person:Robert of Haddington, active later 12th centuryRole:(donor)

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

Evidence category: exlibris Content: ex dono magistri Roberti de Adingtona Notes: f.2r

Evidence category: exlibris Content: Liber magistri Roberti Notes: f.2v

Evidence category: catalogue Content: B Ecclesiasticus Thoby Judith Ester iio fo. Rabb' omnis sa Notes: Spendement catalogue 1392 DCL MS B.IV.46, f.3r
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: b Ecclesiasticus Thoby Judith Ester iio fo. Rabb' omnis sa Notes: Spendement catalogue 1416 DCL MS B.IV.46, f.35v
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: D Notes: f.2r

Evidence category: pressmark Content: B Notes: f.6r

Evidence category: inscription Content: liber magistri Roberti de Dunelmo contra Bibliothecam Notes: Strip, said to be from a former binding, bound in between f.1 and f.2
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Evidence category: exlibris Content: liber sancti Cuthberti Notes: f.2r ‘de le splendement’ added by Thomas Swalwell

The core of the volume comprises three coeval, matching parts:- (A) quires I-VI, f.6-53, Ecclesiasticus; (B) quires VII-IX, f.54-77, Tobit, Judith; (C) quire X, f. 78-87, Esther - which were brought together almost immediately and augmented with prefaces and capitula lists.


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.39 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/44/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:137 Notes:p.80 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/80/mode/2up

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)

Mynors 1939 :- Mynors, R. A. B., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century (Oxford: OUP, 1939)

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)