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Volume / Number: 5 / 701

CLA 701
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 1839
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in East France, to judge by the script. Belonged to Nicolas Lefevre (†1674), tutor to Louis 13th: the table of contents on the paper fly-leaf is in his hand. Later belonged to J. A. de Thou (see fol. l), and then to Colbert in whose collection it was numbered 1335; later No. 3990.4 in the Royal collection.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66864
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Commentarii in Prophetas (Ionas, Naum, Sophonias, Aggeus); Philippus, Expositio in Iob (3).
Script Commentary

Script is a pre-Caroline minuscule mostly by one hand showing different stages of development; a has various forms; b occasionally has the horizontal tag as in 'Corbie' type; ascenders are rather tall and often have a horizontal serif; N occurs in mid-word; y has two forms; z descends below the base-line; ligatures are not infrequent; in the contemporary hand seen on the inserted foll. 90–91v, a and resemble the forms found in Raetian and early Beneventan manuscripts. Part of fol. 122 and all of fol. 122v originally left blank, were used by an almost contemporary hand for copying the 'Sermo de sanctae Marie concepcione'; d is almost half-uncial; the shaft of h curves to the left; i-longa is used initially and semi-vocally; the second stroke of r sweeps above the head-line; ti ligature occurs for hard and soft ti. Numerous corrections saec. IX are seen in the first part of the manuscript. Some Notae Tironianae on fol. 141.


Index Tironianorum.

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