|Date||VIII–IX (780 - 820)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in a Continental centre with Anglo-Saxon tradition, most likely at Fulda (see Basel MS F III 15 f, CLA 7.848). The name 'RATGARI' (or 'RATGART') written with stylus on the primitive leather cover of the manuscript may refer to the abbot of Fulda (802–817). The Fulda shelf-mark 'VIII or.7' (saec. XV) is seen on the front cover. Acquired by Remigius Faesch (†1667), professor at Basel, ca. 1630.
|TM Number||TM 66981|
|Contents||Isidorus, De Natura Rerum; etc.|
Script is a pointed and upright Anglo-Saxon minuscule: a is regularly closed; both d and ꝺ are used; r and ꞅ have long descenders; both branches of y curve to the right; the oblique shaft of z thrusts boldly below the line. Entries by several almost contemporary hands in Anglo-Saxon minuscule contain prescriptions, charms, and the oldest Fulda library inventory (foll. 17–18). The runic ᚹ occurs several times in the vernacular prescription on fol. 17.
☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 271. ☛R. Bergmann Verzeichnis der Glossenhandschriften 29. ☛B. van Regenmorter, 'La reliure souple des manuscrits carolingiens de Fulda' Scriptorium 11 (1957) 249–257.
|Last modified||02 May 2019|