Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.5

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.5
Summary TitleJohn Chrysostom, On the Epistles of St Paul
Creation Date Start1330
Creation Date End1370
Creation Date Statementmid 14th century
Collation FormulaMedieval flyleaves (unclear whether a bifolium or two singletons); I-VII12, VIII14, IX-XV12, XVI10, XVII7 (=8 with leaf 8, probably blank, lost or cancelled)
Pages / Foliosv+191+i f
Page: Lines41
Volume: Height38.2 cm
Width27 cm
BindingEighteenth century, thin paste-board boards; delicately tooled with blind foliated roll around outer edge and forming an inner rectangular panel; the latter has with foliate corner-pieces. Marbled endpapers. The spine is splitting and the boards detaching. Sewn on 6 bands; 2 metal clasps. The outlines of the turnovers from an earlier binding are visible on the former pastedown, f.ir.
Secundo folioesse tempora
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1ms4655g65r
Digitised online:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1ms4655g65r.html
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.05

Creation PlaceEngland or France

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:A neat and regular single hand, also the corrector Script:Written in Textualis libraria


DecorationType:Initial, historiated Initial letter:O
Text following:Omnibus in Christo fidelibus
Decoration location:f.1r

Decoration notes:9-line-high historiated initial O, and is flanked on three sides by border bars of gold, blue and pink, with ivy leaf excrescences. This features an enthroned bishop, doubtless John Chrysostom, blessing with his right hand and holding a pastoral staff with his left.

View in context online:https://iiif.durham.ac.uk/index.html?manifest=t1ms4655g65r&canvas=t1tnp193981k

Erased cautiones, f. iv, show that the volume was pawned in Oxford in 1414 and 1416: “Caucio ... qua cista uniuersitatis in festo Sancti Dionisij Anno domini Mo CCCCo xiiij pro xliij s. viij d. et habet supplementum 2o fo at ao”; “Caucio M Iohannis M...ly et M I Wy...hull ... cista uniuersitatis in uigilia sancti Andree Apostoli Anno domini Mo CCCCo xvjo pro sex ... et habet unum supplementum 2o fo s... ha genitur”

Associated person:William Seton, -1465Role:(donor)

Associated person:Richard Bell, approximately 1410-1496Role:(owner)

Evidence category: exlibris Content: Liber quondam Magistri Willelmi Seton in Theologia Doctoris assignatus communi librarie Ecclesie Cathedralis Dunelm. per Venerabilem in Christo Patrem Dominum Ricardum Bell Eiusdem Ecclesie Priorem Anno Domini Millesimo quadringentesimo Sexagesimo quinto in festo Venerabilis Bede Presbiteris

Evidence category: pressmark Content: 1a 3i V

Contained work:John Chrysostom, Super quinque Epistolas Pauli



Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p101-2 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/106/mode/2up

Catalogued:Gameson 2010 Reference citation:29

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)

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)