Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.34

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.3
Summary TitleFlorus diaconus of Lyon, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli
Creation Date Start1170
Creation Date End1200
Creation Date Statementlater 12th century
Collation FormulaMedieval flyleaf (f.1) singleton, glued at the gutter to f.2, I-XI8, XII7 (= 8 with leaf 8 lost or cancelled), [Lost quire, signed .I..], XIII-XXV8, XXVI5 (=?6 with leaf 6, blank, lost or cancelled; the leaves of this quire have been sewn together at the gutter, presumably by Tucketts)
Pages / Foliosi+205+i f
Page: Lines50
Columns2
Volume: Height41.6 cm
Width29 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). Strips from medieval manuscripts that had been reused in an earlier binding were extracted, presumably by Tucketts, and have been attached at the gutter to f.1 or f.205.
Secundo folioAudi enim
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.03


Creation PlaceEngland


Decoration:

Decorated initial “P”s in the Channel style head I and II Corinthians, 34 and 50 lines high respectively. The first was completed, the second was inked in black/brown and red but not coloured; in neither case was the accompanying display script supplied. The incipit to Galatians is lost. The other books are headed with Arabesque/Flourished initials, up to 30 lines high. In most cases the letter shape is in rendered in two colours (red and blue, or red and green), with elaborate, carefully controlled flourishing in three or more of red, blue, green and yellow; however, the “P” for I Thessalonians (f.150r) is done in a deep purple and flourished in purple, red and green; while the “M” for Hebrews (f.185r) is red and green set against a solid blue panel. The initials for Ephesians, I-II Thessalonians and I-II Timothy (f.107v, f.150r, f.155r, f.158r and f.174v) are accompanied by a line of coloured display script, up to 3 lines high; the other five are merely followed by 1-line-high black capitals. Each chapter/extract is headed by a coloured initial, 2+ lines high. On f.2r these are red, blue or green, their bowls filled with patterning in red, green and blue. From f.2v-96v the great majority are red, green or blue alone (occasional isolated examples have modest flourishing in another colour: examples on f.2v, f.48v, f.54v-56v; on f.12v a red “V” having been supplied instead of an “N”, it was turned into the latter via additions in brown/black; on f.29v a red “D” having been supplied instead of an “R”[eddit], it was left to stand but a large “R” was written within it in brown/black). On f.97r the initials are red, green or blue, flourished in one or more other colour(s). On f.97v-204v they are red then blue in alternation, flourished in up to three other colours (red, green, blue, yellow). Disparities in the mode of decoration correspond to the two parts in which the volume was made, the first with decorated book initials and predominantly single coloured chapter capitals, the second with arabesque book initials and flourished chapter capitals.


DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:P
Decoration location:f.2r. Start of I Corinthians

Decoration notes:34 lines high. A bowl filled with curling stems, two foliate blossoms and two white dogs, while its stem incorporates a bird in a roundel and terminates in a dragon; the letter-shape itself is golden, set against a dusky pink panel, internal details of the design being coloured in red, blue and white.

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DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:P
Decoration location:f.74v. Start of II Corinthians

Decoration notes:50 lines high. Inked in black/brown and red but not coloured. The stem is a pair of uprights around which entwine symmetrical foliage, its bowl an attenuated dragon filled with foliate curls and blossoms; the lead sketches remain readily visible under the ink lines.

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DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:P
Decoration location:f.107v

Decoration notes:28 lines high. In solid blue and red, with green detailing, accompanied by a line of coloured display script

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Associated person:Thomas Swalwell, -1539Role:(annotator)


Evidence category: exlibris Content: B Flores Bede super epistolas Pauli de communi libraria monachorum dunelm' Notes: early 15th century, f.2r, top (cropped)
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: .C. Flores Bede super omnes epistolas Pauli praeter ad Romanos .ii.fo. audi .n. Notes: Cloister catalogue 1395 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.25r in Libri Venerabilis Bedae section
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: I Corinthians
Location:f.2r-74r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: II Corinthians
Location:f.74v-96v
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Galatians
Location:f.97r-107v
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Notes:Missing the start of the work


Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Ephesians
Location:f.107v-125r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Philippians
Location:f.125r-140r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Colossians
Location:f.140r-150r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: I Thessalonians
Location:f.150r-155r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: II Thessalonians
Location:f.155r-158r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: I Timothy
Location:f.158r-174v
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: II Timothy
Location:f.174v-182v
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Titus
Location:f.182v-184v
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Philemon
Location:f.184v-185r
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Contained work:Florus of Lyons, Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli: Hebrews
Location:f.185r-205r
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The second volume of Florus's Collectaneum in epistolas Pauli (containing Corinthians-Hebrews), written in England in the later 12th century. The companion volume, with the commentary on Romans, is now Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College MS Δ2.10 (James 32)



MLGB3http://mlgb3.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/mlgb/book/2171/


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.140 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/146/mode/2up


Catalogued:Mynors 1939

Notes:p.75 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/75/mode/2up


Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue


Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150 s2r781wg06z.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)

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