Durham Durham University Library Cosin MS V.ii.1
Current locationDurham University Library
Current ShelfmarkDurham Durham University Library Cosin MS V.ii.1
Summary TitleLiber Numerorum cum Glossa Ordinaria
Creation Date Start1170
Creation Date End1200
Creation Date Statementsecond half of 12th century
Collation Formulai, 1-28, 38 (+ two f.24-25 after 6), 48, 510 (3 and 8 singletons), 6-138 (two stubs between f.19 and 20; one between f.37 and 38, one between f. 42 and 43)
Pages / Foliosii+108+i f
Volume: Height27.5 cm
BindingFull calf, 17th century, bound in Durham by Hugh Hutchinson with his roll A, tool no. 1 more heavily impressed, and roll D on edges of boards. Spine replaced in late 20th century, endpapers, bookplate, and clasp mid 19th century. Rust holes in f.1 (thin lifted pastedown) from a former clasp, with a corresponding single hole for a pin in f.108-109.
Durham Durham University Library Cosin MS V.1.04
Creation PlaceEngland or Northern France
Creator notes:Both Mynors (p.87, no.153) and De Hamel (p.30, n.19) associate the hand with that of Durham Cathedral Library MS A.IV.1 (Leviticus, with gloss), given by Bishop Hugh du Puiset (d. 1195), together with four other glossed Biblical texts, probably brought from France. The hand does appear to be the same as in DCL MS A.IV.1, in which however rubrics and initials (major painted and minor with penwork) are completed; in it chapter numbers are supplied marginally as here. Script:Protogothic Script notes:Written in two sizes, employing a range of ad hoc signs in pairs leading the reader from the foot of one column to the head of the next; from f.24v onwards the interlinear glosses are generally written in noticeably lighter ink.
Creator role:binder Creator:Hugh Hutchinson, -1695
Decoration not executed - blank spaces remain unfilled.
Contained work:Numbers, glossed
Catalogued:Mynors 1939 Reference citation:153 Notes:p.87 Online:http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/MynorsDCM/METSmynors.xml#page/86/mode/2up
Catalogued:DUL Online catalogue
Mynors 1939 :- Mynors, R. A. B., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century (Oxford: OUP, 1939)
De Hamel 1984 :- de Hamel, Christopher, Glossed books of the Bible and the origins of the Paris book trade (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Boydell Press, 1984)