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Volume / Number: 10 / 1576

CLA 1576
  • Leiden Netherlands Universiteitsbibliotheek BPL 114
Script Pre- and Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written apparently in North France, to judge from the script, and very likely at Rheims, where it was preserved by the thirteenth century at latest. The Rheims ex-libris of that date, ‘Liber sci Remigii Rem uol LXVIII’, stands on foll. 3 and 57. The ex-libris of Alexandre Petau with the date 1645 is also seen on fol. 3. Whether or not the book later belonged to Isaac Vossius remains uncertain.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67742
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Contents Alaricus, Lex Romana Visigothorum; Marculfus, Formulae.
Script Commentary

Script, by many hands, is in part early Caroline, in part pre-Caroline minuscule: in the Caroline part majuscule S occurs in mid-word; in the pre-Caroline frequent use is made of ligatures ar&, aꞇ, ti (for hard ti), etc., and there is some resemblance to Berlin Phill. 1743, preserved and possibly originating at Rheims (cf. CLA 8.1060). The figures and flourishes at the end of a chapter on fol. 54 suggest Notae Tironianae; they have the precise form of the Nota for bene. Probationes pennae saec. IX are seen on foll. 1r–v, 2v, 166v. The modest binding goes back to the early Middle Ages and may even be original.


☛Bischof, Katalog 2 no. 2150, prefers Bourges origin to Rheims. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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