Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.17

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.17
Summary TitleAugustine, In Johannis Evangelium
Creation Date Start1080
Creation Date End1096
Creation Date Statementend of 11th century
Collation FormulaI4, II-XXV8, XXVI3 (4 with leaf 4 cancelled)
Pages / Foliosi+191+i f
Page: Lines39
Volume: Height36 cm
Width25 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 folioAbeo quod scriptum est
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.17

Creation PlaceNormandy

Creator role:scribe Creator:Carilef Bible scribe Creator notes:f.2-172; rubric f.60r only Script:Transitional late Caroline Minuscule / early Proto-Gothic Norman script

Creator role:scribe Creator:Hand 2 DCL MS B.II.17 Creator notes:f.173-199 text and rubric, and rubrics and corrections to Carilef Bible scribe's stint (f.2-172) Script:Transitional late Caroline Minuscule / early Proto-Gothic Norman script

Script notes:Heavier hand than Carilef Bible scribe, showing more transition towards Proto-Gothic


Very large initial to Tract 1, other tracts have a large red initial

DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:I
Text following:Intuentes
Decoration location:f.5r, start of text

Decoration notes:Red ink

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Presented to Durham Priory by William of St Calais before 1096; among the books listed as given by him. Recorded in Cloister library catalogue 1395. Priory ex libris inscription.

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

Associated person:Carilef Bible scribeRole:(scribe)

Evidence category: catalogue Content: super evangelium Iohannis Notes: Probably the 8th item on the list of books donated by William of St Carilef (it is more likely to be this volume than DCL MS B.II.16), DCL MS A.II.4, f.1r
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Evidence category: exlibris Content: Augustinus super Iohannem De communi libraria monachorum dunelm Notes: f.5r, 15th century
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: F. Augustinus super Johannem iio fo. Ab eo quod scriptum est Notes: Cloister library catalogue 1395, DCL MS B.IV.46, f.23r under Libri Augustini
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: F Notes: f.2r later 14th century
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: F Notes: f.5r 15th century
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: 1a.3i Notes: Later altered to 2a.2i
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Contained work:Tabula to Augustine, In Johannis Evangelium Tractatus CXXIV
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Notes:Probably copied from DCL MS B.II.16

Contained work:Augustine, In Johannis Evangelium Tractatus CXXIV
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Notes:List of chapters, f.2r-4r. Text begins f.4v


Catalogued:Rud 1825


Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:036


Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:227

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)

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

Gullick 1994 :- Gullick, Michael, "The scribes of the Durham Cantor's Book (Durham, Dean and Chapter Library, MS B.IV.24) and the Durham Martyrology Scribe", in Rollason, David, Harvey, Margaret and Prestwich, Michael, ed., Anglo-Norman Durham 1093-1193 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1994), 93-109

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