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Volume / Number: 7 / 844

CLA 844
  • Basel Switzerland Universitätsbibliothek Lat. F III 15 b (foll. 1–19)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England and, to judge by the script, in the North. Reached Fulda at an early date. A short list of books belonging to Fulda (saec. X) is entered on the inside of the front cover of the ancient leather binding; the typical Fulda shelf-mark 'XXIII or.14’ (saec. XV) stands on the outside. Acquired by Remigius Faesch (†1667), professor at Basel, ca. 1630.

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 66983
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Contents Ps- Isidorus, De Ordine Creaturarum.
Script Commentary

Script is Anglo-Saxon minuscule by two hands; the first (foll. 1–8v) is rapid and graceful, and recalls the script of London, Cotton Cleopatra A III* and Egerton 2831 (CLA 2.184 and I96b), presumably Northumbrian: noteworthy are the open a, s-shaped g in ligature, r resembling n, t with its top extending over following letters, and z with the oblique descending sharply below the line; the second hand (foll. 9–19) is more compressed and stiff, and recalls one of the hands (foll. 23v ff.) of Kassel MS Theol. 2° 21: the top of t is an upward flourish ending in a hook. Contemporary corrections, some in red. Our volume is probably the 'Liber de creaturarum sancti Esidorum' mentioned in the oldest Fulda catalogue (see CLA 7.842).


☛B. van Regenmorter, 'La reliure souple des manuscrits carolingiens de Fulda' Scriptorium 11 (1957) 249–257.

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