Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.13

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.13
Summary TitleSt Augustine, Commentary on the Psalms (part 2, Psalms 51-100)
Creation Date Start1080
Creation Date End1096
Creation Date Statementend of 11th century
Collation Formula1-268,275 (i.e.6-8 cancelled)
Pages / Foliosi+227+i f
Page: Lines38
Volume: Height36 cm
Width26.5 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 folioQuid enim
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1m1j92g744x
Digitised online:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1m1j92g744x.html
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.13

Creation PlaceNormandy

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:Writes f.1-30, apart from two minor additions by others Script:Proto-Gothic

Creator role:scribe Creator:Carilef Bible scribe Creator notes:f.23 Script:Late Caroline Minuscule

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:f.29r - a few lines Script:Late Caroline Minuscule

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:f.31-110; after this it is difficult to discern if it is the same hand developing or others Script:Late Caroline Minuscule with Proto-Gothic Script notes:See Gullick 1990, p.67

Creator role:illustrator Creator:Robert Benjamin Creator notes:Initials on f.102r (a portrait of William of St Calais and Robert Benjamin), f.181v


The second of three volumes of this work presented to Durham Priory by William of St Calais before 1096

Associated person:William of St Calais, -1096Role:(donor)

Associated person:Robert BenjaminRole:(artist)

Evidence category: inscription Content: Liber Sancti cuthberti Notes: f.7r

Evidence category: catalogue Content: WSCBL-4 Notes: William of St Calais book donation list
See online in context: https://iiif.durham.ac.uk/index.html?manifest=t2mcz30ps641&canvas=t2txs55mc048

Evidence category: catalogue Content: K. Augustinus super secundam partem Psalterii, scilicet a Psalmo L usque ad Psalmum Centesimum iio fo. Quid enim Notes: Cloister library catalogue 1395 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.23v under Libri Augustini
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: k Notes: f.7r

Evidence category: exlibris Content: Augustinus super secundam partem psalterii De communi libraria Monachorum Dunelmis Notes: f.7r

Evidence category: pressmark Content: 2a 2i X Notes: f.7r

Contained work:Tabula, Durham Cathedral MS B.II.13

Notes:An alphabetical index to the contents of this volume, added about 300 years after the manuscript was written, on 6 inserted leaves.

Contained work:Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos

Notes:Commentary on Psalms 51-100


Catalogued:Rud 1825


Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:031


Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:224

Catalogued:Gameson 2010 Reference citation:11

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)

Browne 1988 :- Browne, A. C., "Bishop William of St. Carilef's book donations to Durham Cathedral Priory", Scriptorium 42 (1988) 140-155.

Gullick 1990 :- Gullick, Michael, "The scribe of the Carilef Bible: a new look at some late-eleventh-century Durham Cathedral manuscripts" in Brownrigg, L. L., ed., Medieval book production: assessing the evidence. Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1988 (Los Altos Hills, Calif.: Anderson-Lovelace, 1990), 61-83

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

Gameson 2010 :- Gameson, Richard, ed., Manuscript treasures of Durham Cathedral, Richard Gameson with contributions by A. I. Doyle, John McKinnell, David Rollason, and Lynda Rollason and with a foreword by the Dean of Durham (London: Third Millennium Publishing, 2010)