Durham Durham Cathedral MS C.IV.7

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Current locationDurham Cathedral
Current ShelfmarkDurham Cathedral MS C.IV.7
Summary TitleGlosses on Cicero, Plato, Boethius
Creation Date Start
Creation Date End
Creation Date Statement8th century (flyleaves); early 12th century (other two parts)
Collation Formula
Pages / Foliosi+i+68+i+i f
Page: Lines
Volume: Height23 cm
Width15 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
IIIF manifest:https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mkh04dp72d
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Media FormatManuscript
Durham Cathedral MS C.4.07

Creation PlaceNorthumbria (flyleaves) England, Durham? (other two parts)

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:f.1 and 70 (flyleaves only) Script:Insular Half-Uncial Script notes:Written by one scribe

Creator role:scribe

Creator notes:f.2-49, two columns 70 lines Script:Late Caroline minuscule


DecorationType:Diagram Decoration location:f.68v

Decoration notes:Relation between four elements

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DecorationType:Diagram Decoration location:f.68v

Decoration notes:Four elements and ages of man

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List of contents added to washed area of f.1 shows that all the present items had been brought together by 12th/13th century, and that the collection then also included Prima rethorica at the start and Tractatus super Macrobium between the present f.41 and 42. The catalogue entries for 1395 and 1416 show that the volume had retained this form in the early 15th century.

Evidence category: catalogue Content: F. Prima Retorica. Glosa super Retorica. Tractatus super Macrobium. Glosa super Platonem. Tractatus super Artem Metricam iio fo. quadam Notes: Listed in Spendement catalogue 1392 (DCL MS B.IV.46) f.11r
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Evidence category: catalogue Content: F. Prima Retorica. Glosa super Retorica. Tractatus super Macrobium. Glosa super Platonem. Tractatus super Artem Metricam. iio fo quadam Notes: Listed in Spendement catalogue 1416 (DCL MS B.IV.46) f.42r
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Contained work:Bible fragment
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Notes:Text of Leviticus xiv.46 - xv.16 from an 8th century Bible written in Northumbria, 260 x 228 mm in two columns of 30 lines, here folded and reused as a flyleaf.

Contained work:Glosses on Cicero De inventione rhetorica
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Contained work:Glosses on Pseudo-Cicero De ratione dicendi ad Herennium
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Contained work:Bernard of Chartres, Glosses on Timaeus
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Contained work:Notae Platonicae
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Contained work:Glosses on Boethius De institutione arithmetica
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Notes:f.66v-68r blank

Contained work:Bible fragment
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Notes:Text of Leviticus xxvi.5 - xxvi.28 from an 8th century Bible written in Northumbria, 260 x 228 mm in two columns of 30 lines, here folded and reused as a flyleaf.

A composite volume made up from 3 separate pieces: flyleaves (f.1 and 70) fragments of Leviticus from an 8th century Northumbrian Bible; (I), f.2-49, glosses on Cicero, Plato and others; (II), f.50-69, glosses on Boethius.


Catalogued:Rud 1825

Notes:p.297. Does not mention flyleaves. Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/RudDCLmss/rudmsMETSfile.xml#page/302/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:010 Notes:p.22 (Bible fragment reused as flyleaves) Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/22/mode/2up

Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:079 Notes:p.58 (Cicero glosses) Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/58/mode/2up

Catalogued:CLA 1972 Reference citation:154 Notes:Bible fragment reused as flyleaves

Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:272 Notes:f.2-49 (Glosses on Cicero; Timaeus)

Catalogued:Gameson 1999 Reference citation:273 Notes:f.50-69 (Gloss on Boethius)

Catalogued:Gneuss and Lapidge 2014 Reference citation:249 Notes:Bible fragment

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)

CLA 1972 :- Lowe, E.A., ed., Codices Latini antiquiores A palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century Part II Great Britain and Ireland second edition (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972)

Dutton 1991 :-

Gameson 1999 :- Gameson, Richard, The manuscripts of early Norman England (c.1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Gneuss and Lapidge 2014 :- Gneuss, Helmut and Lapidge, Michael, Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: a bibliographical handlist of manuscripts and manuscript fragments written or owned in England up to 1100 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)