Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.1

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.1
Summary TitleJosephus, Works
Creation Date Start1100
Creation Date End1150
Creation Date Statementearly 12th century
Collation FormulaI9 (1 flyleaf +8),II-III8,IV11,V-VI8, VI6, VIII-X8, XI8, XII-XIII8, XIV9, XV-XIX8, XX9, XXI9, XXII9, XXIII-XXXII8, XXXIII4
Pages / Foliosiii+266+iii f
Page: Lines49
Volume: Height39.5 cm
Width30 cm
BindingStandard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards with 2 metal clasps (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound many Durham manuscripts in the mid 19th century)
Secundo folioduxit. noe vero
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mjh343s28w
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.01

Creation PlaceEngland

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:The work of several scribes, which stints appear to coincide with the quires of the book Script:Caroline Minuscule


Evidence category: exlibris Content: A Iosephus Antiquitatum de communi libraria monachorum dunelm Notes: f.4r, top. 14th century
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: A Historia Josephi Antiquitatum in xxti libris, et Historia ejusdem de Bello Judaico in vii libris iio. fo. duxit Noe vero Notes: Cloister catalogue 1395 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.22r
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Contained work:Confirmation of election of Richard Kellawe
Location:f.1 and f.270
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Notes:An early 14th century document (election took place in 1311) used as flyleaf

Contained work:Draft Priory Library catalogues (DCL MS B.II.1)
Location:f.1r and f.270v
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Notes:Drafts of part of the 1392 and 1395 library catalogues, used as flyleaf

Contained work:Honorius IV, Bull of 1286
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Notes:Used as flyleaf, bound in upside down

Contained work:Jerome, De viris illustribus
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Notes:Extract only, containing the section on Josephus

Contained work:Josephus, Jewish antiquities
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Notes:The translation into Latin was by Cassiodorus

Contained work:Josephus, Jewish War
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Contained work:Innocent VI, Bull 1356
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Notes:Bound in sideways as flyleaf

Contained work:Boethius, In Aristotelis categorias
Location:After f.269
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Notes:Strips apparently from a previous binding

The irregular collation reflects attempts to make quires fit with books of the work and scribal stints.


Catalogued:Rud 1825


Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:085


Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:215

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)

Gameson 1999 :- Gameson, Richard, The manuscripts of early Norman England (c.1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)