Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.22

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.22
Summary TitleAugustine, De civitate Dei
Creation Date Start1080
Creation Date End1096
Creation Date Statementend 11th century
Collation Formula
Pages / Foliosii+230+i f
Page: Lines44
Columns
Volume: Height33 cm
Width25 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)
Secundo foliosic ab alienigenis
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.22


Creation PlaceEngland, Durham

Creator role:scribe Creator:Simeon of Durham, -approximately 1130 Creator notes:f.27-231, apart from a few additions Script:Late Caroline Minuscule


Decoration:


DecorationType:Initial, historiated Initial letter:G
Text following:Glorisissimam civitate dei
Decoration location:f.27v

Decoration notes:Complex interweaving of animals and two portrait heads within which a seated figure is writing (Augustine) (14 lines high)

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Usually identified with the copy of this work presented by William of St Calais

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

Associated person:Simeon of Durham, -approximately 1130Role:(scribe)


Evidence category: exlibris Content: Liber Sancti Cuthberti de Dunelmo Notes: f.27r - written 12/13th century with de Dunelmo added 13/14th century
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Evidence category: exlibris Content: D ... De communi libraria monachorum Dunelm. Notes: f.27r Only the lowest vestiges of this inscription remain after cropping at top of page
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: D. Libri Augustini de Civitate Dei, cum titulis capitulorum in principio libri iio. fo. sic ab alienigenis Notes: Cloister library catalogue 1395 (DCL MS B.IV.46) f.23r with marginal note “In libraria”
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: D Notes: f.27r
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: 1.3.a Notes: f.27r
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Evidence category: content Content: Notes: The manuscript is in the hand of Simeon of Durham. “The largest and most handsome of the scribe's work” Gullick 1998, p.25




Contained work:De civitate Dei
Location:

Notes:With preliminaries etc.


One of the books given by William of St Calais


MLGB3http://mlgb3.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/mlgb/book/2159/


Catalogued:Rud 1825


Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/126/mode/2up


Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:033

Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/34/mode/2up


Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:230



Bibliography references


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 1998 :- Gullick, Michael, “The hand of Symeon of Durham: further observations on the Durham Martyrology scribe”, in Rollason, David, ed., Symeon of Durham: historian of Durham and the North (Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 1998), 14-31

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