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Volume / Number: 10 / 1451

CLA 1451
  • Sankt Paul im Lavanttal Austria Stiftsbibliothek 2/1 (foll. 1–20)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in England to judge by the script and presumably in the North. Belonged later to Murbach; it is very likely that the three commentaries on Donatus contained in this volume were united at an early date; Murbach provenance is recorded ‘quantum recorder olim monasterii Murbacensis…’ in a note entered on the inside front cover by P. Trudpert Neugart, the last librarian of St Blasien Abbey before its secularization; the fifteenth-century table of contents is apparently in the hand of Abbot Bartholomew of Andlau (1447–1476) who restored the Murbach library. Acquired for St Blasien in the Black Forest in the late eighteenth century. Brought to St Paul in 1807.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67638
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Contents Pompeius, Commentarium in Artem Donati; Commentarium in Artem Donati; Sergius, Commentarium in Artem Donati.
Script Commentary

Script is a pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule with various cursive elements: a is mostly open; sometimes resembles a flat-topped 3; often is tall and has a flourish for its top; in the group aꞇ or ꞇaꞇ: the letters run together at the top; ligatures include ad, us (with suprascript sickle-shaped u). Expert, compressed Insular minuscule with longish descenders saec. VIII is used on fol. 1v to enter a hst of liturgical lections. Probationes pennae saec. VIII and VIII–IX on foll. 1 and 20v in uncial (by an Anglo-Saxon hand), Insular majuscule, and Caroline minuscule; among them on fol. 20v ‘oxnalip’ (in Anglo-Saxon majuscule saec. VIII) and ‘thiotker’ (in Caroline minuscule saec. IX).


☛Formerly Sankt Paul im Lavanttal, Stiftsbibliothek 25.2.16 (foll. 1–20).

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