Durham Durham Cathedral MS B.III.16

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS B.III.16
Summary TitleRabanus Maurus, In Mattheum
Creation Date Start1075
Creation Date End1096
Creation Date Statementend of 11th century (before 1096)
Collation FormulaI4, II-XVII8, XVIII8 (leaves 3 and 6 [f.144 and 147] are singletons), XIX8, XX4 (originally a bifolium, 158+161, with the end of the text, plus a blank; a bifolium from a different book, now f.159+160, was subsequently inserted within it)
Pages / Foliosii+160+i
Page: Lines40
Volume: Height33.8 cm
Width24.8 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 folio-ra offerentibus
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS B.3.16

Creation PlaceNormandy


DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:M
Text following:Memoritaque illius praecepti quod
Decoration location:f.2r

Decoration notes:Decorated initial, 8 lines high, formed from tubes and foliate curls, drawn in red and green, set against blue and green grounds heads, followed by a line or red display capitals, a line of blue and green display capitals, then two lines of Rustic Capitals, the first red, the second blue.

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DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:G
Text following:Genealogia Christi
Decoration location:f.2v

Decoration notes:

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DecorationType:Full page Decoration location:f.4r

Decoration notes:Acrostic poem written in red, blue and green

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

Evidence category: inscription Content: Liber Sancti Cuthberti de Dunelmo Notes: f.2r (line above has been trimmed at rebinding beyond readability)
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: A Notes: f.2r centre. The first character of the cropped line at the top of the page also appears to be an A
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: Rabbanus super Matheum Notes: 18th item in list of books donated by William of St Calais DCL MS A.II.4, f.1r
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: A. Rabanus super Matheum iio.fo. ra offerentibus Notes: f.26r first entry in Libri Rabani section of Cloister catalogue of 1395 (DCL MS.B.IV.46), with marginal note In libraria
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Contained work:Rabanus Maurus, In Mattheum (Prologue and capitula)
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Contained work:Double acrostic verses on the Evangelists
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Contained work:Rabanus Maurus, In Mattheum
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Contained work:Augustine, Sermones de verbis domini
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Notes:Bifolium from the same manuscript as DCL B.III.10, f.239 and 242. Protogothic script - the number of hands debatable - either one protean one or two as follows: 1. f.159r-v; 2. f.160r-v – this latter manner being much closer to the script of B.III.10, f.239 and 242).

The original book comprised f.2-158 and 161. f.159r-160v contains Augustine, Sermones de verbis domini


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.160 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/166/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:044 Notes:p.40 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/40/mode/2up

Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue

Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150 s1br86b3672.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)