Durham Durham Cathedral MS C.III.6

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS C.III.6
Summary TitleBernard of Montemirat, Legal texts, etc.
Creation Date Start1275
Creation Date End1325
Creation Date Statement13th/14th century
Collation Formula(A) I-II12, III-IV10, V-VIII12 ; (B) IX10, X6; (C) XI10, XII12, XIII11 (=12 with 10 cancelled), XIV12, XV10, XVI12 (6 and 7, f. 168, 169, are half-sheets glued together at the joint), XVII12 (=14 lacks 2 and 3 between 175 and 176), XVIII-XIX12, XX3 (=4 with 4 cancelled)
Pages / Foliosi+214+i f
Page: Lines70
Volume: Height33.3 cm
Width20.2 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...tasset cum
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mcv43nw91x
Digitised online:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mcv43nw91x.html
Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS C.3.06

Creation Place(A) f.1-92 Southern France or Italy, 14th century

Creator role:scribe

Script:Textualis rotunda, varying in compression and angularity Script notes:Part (A). Number of scribes uncertain

Creator role:scribe

Script:Textualis libraria. Of southern European type. Script notes:Part (B) One scribe, with corrections and retracing of letters by a second.

Creator role:scribe

Script:Textualis libraria. Script notes:Rubrics in the same script. Number of scribes uncertain; possibly one. Correction by one or more different hands, including the supply of an omitted clause immediately after the original explicit on f.212v.


(A) Incipit of Lectura in Decretales Gregorii IX and Books II, III and V therein are headed by red and blue capitals, 4-6 lines high, simply flourished in red: 1r (preface), 32r (Bk II – with red and blue penwork waterfall), 54v (Bk III), 77r (Bk V). The space reserved for the initial for Bk IV (72r) remained unfilled.

DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:G
Text following:Gregorius interpretatur uigilans
Decoration location:f.1r start (damaged and repaired)

Decoration notes:Blue and red fill, red flourishes

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DecorationType:Initial, illuminated Initial letter:R
Text following:Reverendo in Christo
Decoration location:f.109r

Decoration notes:

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Evidence category: inscription Content: ...ra abbatis super decretales assignatus communi armariolo Dunelm Notes: f.1r top (beginning damaged), start of 15th century
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: Pa 9 G Notes: f.1r top right, start of 15th century
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: Pa 9i G Notes: f.1r top right below the same pressmark, 15th/16th century
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A composite volume of three contemporary parts: A) f. 1-92; B) f. 93-108; C) f. 109-212. Parts A and B are southern European, Part C northern, distinguished by parchment, script type and secondary initials. The principal initial in each case is, however, in the same style, suggesting the three parts were together at an early date when these were done by a northern European hand.


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.281-2 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/286/mode/2up

Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue

Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150 s1xd07gs76q.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)