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Volume / Number: 5 / 687

CLA 687
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1597
Script Early Minuscule and Half-Uncial
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at Fleury, at the order of a certain Dodo, probably an eighth-century abbot of Fleury, whose name occurs at the end of two contemporary marginal Fleury ex-libris seen on foll. 3v and 180v: 'Dodo fieri iussit' and 'Dodo fieri rogavit'. Other typical Fleury ex-libris stand on foll. 1, 92v, 181v; these were tampered with by Libri, who stole the MS and changed 'Benedicti Floriacensis' to 'Beatissime Marie Florentine'. The manuscript bore the number 92 in his collection (cf. front fly-leaf).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66854
Support Parchment
Contents Paterius, Expositio Veteris ac Novi Testamenti (Gn–Ct).
Script Commentary

Script is a crude pre-Caroline minuscule by a number of scribes, in some ways resembling the script of MS Paris Lat. 9332 + Bern A. 91 (7), which is somewhat later, and therefore excluded from this volume: open a is more common than a; the cursive ligatures ri and ti occur, as do suprascript a and l going below the line. The script of foll. 1v–2 seems like an imitation half-uncial. The name 'Adhelardus' is seen on fol. 181v.


☛R.E. Guglielmetti, La tradizione dei commenti latini al cantico dei cantici, Florence 2006, no. 797. ☛Mostert, Fleury, BF1245.

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