Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.II.9

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.II.9
Summary TitleSt Jerome, On the minor prophets
Creation Date Start1080
Creation Date End1096
Creation Date Statementend of 11th century
Collation FormulaI9 (=10 lacks 1, probably a flyleaf), II-XI8, XII10, XIII8, XIV6, XV-XXV8, XXVI6 (=8 with 7-8 cancelled)
Pages / Foliosi+209+i f
Page: Lines39-44
Volume: Height33 cm
Width24.5 cm
BindingStandard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound most of the Cosin Manuscripts in the 19th century)
Secundo folioet fine
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mgf06g264f
Digitised online:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mgf06g264f.html
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.2.09

Creation PlaceNormandy

Creator role:scribe Creator:Hugo Pictor Creator notes:Written by one scribe, who also wrote the display capitals. Mynors identifies two hands, but Gameson attributes this to the scribe attempting to complete the commentary on Micah by the end of a quire. Script:Caroline Minuscule


Each commentary and its major sudivisions is indicated by large decorated initials at least 8 lines high and at least a line of coloured capitals opening the text. Initials are formed from animals and foliage.

Given to Durham Priory by William of St Calais before 1096.

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

Evidence category: exlibris Content: Liber Sancti Cuthberti de Dunelmo Notes: f.1r, late 12th century

Evidence category: exlibris Content: G Explanacio Ieronimi xij prophetarum.de communi libraria monachorum dunelm Notes: f.1r early 15th century. G has subsequently been altered to T

Evidence category: pressmark Content: Pi T Notes: f.1r 15th century.

Evidence category: catalogue Content: G Liber explanacionum Jeronimi in XII Prophetas. iio fo. et fine Notes: Cloister library catalogue 1395, DCL MS B.IV.46, f.22v under Libri Jeronimi
See online in context: http://iiif.durham.ac.uk/index.html?manifest=t2msn009x76t&canvas=t2tdf65v788n

Contained work:Jerome, In prophetas minores



Catalogued:William of St Calais book donation list Reference citation:WSCBL-9

Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.104 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/110/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:037


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.