Durham Durham Cathedral MS C.IV.29

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS C.IV.25
Summary TitleGrammatical Notes on Priscian and Cicero
Creation Date Start1130
Creation Date End1170
Creation Date Statementmid 12th century
Collation Formula(A): I-IV12, V6, VI-XI12, XII11 (=12 with leaf 12 cancelled), XIII11 (=12 with leaf 1 cancelled); XIV-XVI12, XVII11 (=12 with leaf 12 cancelled)

(B): XVIII12, XIX9 (=12 with leaves 10-12 cancelled).
Pages / Foliosi+216+i f
Page: Lines41
Columns2
Volume: Height24.2 cm
Width13.2 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). A previous binding by John Waghorn, 6 October 1727, cost 2 shillings.
Secundo folionomen a legere
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mw3763678z
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS C.4.25


Creation PlaceEngland, Durham

Creator role:scribe Creator:Reginald, of Durham, active 1165-1175 Creator notes:One hand throughout possibly that of Reginald of Durham. The many blank spaces and lacunae within the text suggest that the scribe may have had difficulty reading the exemplar. Script:Romanesque Caroline Minuscule of text-book grade; heavily abbreviated.


Decoration:

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Associated person:Reginald, of Durham, active 1165-1175Role:(scribe)

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


Evidence category: exlibris Content: liber Sancti Cuthberti de dunelm’ Notes: 13th century, f.1v top right.
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Evidence category: inscription Content: [N]ote [super Pris]cianum et super Rethoricam veterem tullii Notes: Title, 12th/13th century, f.1v, top.
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Evidence category: inscription Content: Note super priscianum et super rethoricam veterem tullii in fine libri Notes: Title, 14th/15th century, f.2r top (with addition by Thomas Swalwell).
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Evidence category: pressmark Content: .F. Notes: Pressmark, 14th/15th century: (crossed through), f.2r.
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: P Note super Pricianum magnum iio. fo. nomen a legere Notes: Spendement catalogue 1416 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.43r in libri gramatice section
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: . F Note super Pricianum et super retoricam iio fo nomen a legere Notes: Spendement catalogue 1392 (DCL MS B.IV.46), f.12v in libri gramatici section
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Manuscript comprises two separable sections (A) f.2-194, quires I-XVII; (B) f.195-215, quires XVIII-XIX. Written by the same hand with a single series of quire signatures.



MLGB3http://mlgb3.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/mlgb/book/2318/


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.313 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/318/mode/2up


Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:082 Notes:p.59 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/58/mode/2up


Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue


Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ark/32150 s2dj52w4690.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)

Catalogi veteres 1838 :- Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham Cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss. preserved in the library of Bishop Cosin, at Durham (London: J. B. Nichols, 1838)

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

Hunt 1943 :- Hunt, R. W., "Studies on Priscian", Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1 (1943), 194-231

Bursill-Hall 1981 :- Bursill-Hall, R.L., A census of medieval latin grammatical manuscripts, (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 1981)

Ward 1995 :- Ward, J., Ciceronian rhetoric in treatise, scholion and commentary (Turnhout: Brepols, 1995)

Cox 2011 :- Cox, V. and Ward, J. (ed.), The rhetoric of Cicero in its medieval and early Renaissance commentary tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2011)

Copeland 2012 :- Copeland, R. (ed.), Medieval grammar and rhetoric: language arts and literary theory, AD 300-1475, (Oxford: OUP, 2012)