Durham Durham Cathedral MS A.IV.11

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS A.IV.11
Summary TitleMark, glossed
Creation Date Start1130
Creation Date End1170
Creation Date Statementmid 12th century
Collation Formulaflyleaves bifolium, I9 (10 with leaf 1, lost or cancelled); II-X8, XI8 (leaves 3 and 6, fols. 84 and 87, are singletons), XII11 (12 with leaf 12 lost or cancelled)
Pages / Foliosii+100 f
Page: Linesup to 15 text; 31 gloss
Volume: Height21.2 cm
Width15.5 cm
BindingMedieval, probably contemporary with the writing. Wooden boards, slightly beveled, with four channels in the outer sides (those at the head and tail diagonal, the two in the middle at right-angles to the spine); the text-block flush with the edge of the boards. Sewn with white twine onto two double sewing supports, and with white and blue twine (alternating every 3 or so threads) onto head and tail bands; a blue and white fabric bookmark, now detached; virgin parchment spine padding between the sewing supports. White ?pigskin cover; flat spine; integral projecting tabs at head and tail (lined with ?parchment, held in place and reinforced with a needlework lining in red, white and blue, much decayed); original paste-downs in situ. Modern gold armorial of Durham Cathedral embossed at the centre of both covers; 1 modern metal clasp
Secundo folioin uoce angeli
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mwh246s22m
Digitised online:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mwh246s22m.html
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS A.4.11

Creation PlaceEngland or Northern France

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:One scribe Script:Protogothic

Script notes:larger and more formal for the biblical text than the gloss


Simple arabesque initials in red, green and blue, plus coloured display script, head the preface (f.1r) and biblical incipit (f.3r), 4 and 8 (biblical text) lines high respectively. Smaller, simpler arabesque initials mark 1.4, 1.14 and 14.1. Most sentences are headed by a coloured capital, 1 (gloss) line high, generally red then green in alternation, occasionally blue. The start of lesser syntactical units are headed by a Rustic capital in ordinary ink, stroked in red. The final word of the biblical text is written in Rustic capitals stroked in red. Blocks of marginal gloss are normally headed by an ink paraph, stroked in red. Where two marginal glosses were written side-by-side, they were separated by a wavy line in green or red, occasionally blue.

DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:M
Text following:Marcus
Decoration location:f.1r

Decoration notes:Body in blue, with green and red detailing

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DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:P
Text following:Principium
Decoration location:f.3r

Decoration notes:Body in red with blue, green and red detailing

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Recorded in the 12th century catalogue and Spendement catalogues of 1392 and 1416

Evidence category: exlibris Content: Liber sancti Cuthberti de Dunl' in le spendement Notes: f.1r, top centre, late 12th century, with in le spendement added in 15th century
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Evidence category: inscription Content: .D. Marcus glo. Notes: f.ir top left, mid 14th century
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: D Notes: f.1r, top right, 14th/15th century
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: Marcus glossatus Notes: Recorded in the 12th century Vetus catalogus librorum qui in armariolo Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelmensis olim habebantur (DCL MS B.IV.24), f.1r
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: D. Marchus glo. iio. fo. in voce Angeli Notes: Spendement catalogue 1392 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.4r, in Marchus section
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Evidence category: Content: D. Marchus glo iio fo in voce angeli Notes: Spendement catalogue 1416 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.36v, in Marchus section
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Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.65 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/70/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:097 Notes:p.66 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/66/mode/2up

Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue

Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150 s1bz60cw280.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)

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