|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written apparently in North England, to judge by script and ornamentation, and copied from an ancient exemplar which had the subscription: ‘Feliciter iunius laurentius relegi’ (fol. 29). The shelf-mark in the familiar St-Denis librarian’s hand is seen on foll. 1–2 of the first part of the composite volume; it throws no light on the provenance of the part that concerns us. The entry ‘P 43’ at the top of fol. 1 is in the hand of Paul Petau. Later in the collection of Queen Christina of Sweden and then in that of Isaac Vossius.
|TM Number||TM 67743|
|Contents||Plinius Maior, Naturalis Historia (2.196–end; 3.1–65, 92–end; 4.1–76, 86–107, 117–end; 5.1–25, 125–136; 6.40–51).|
Script is a compressed yet bold Anglo-Saxon majuscule of Northumbrian type: a at end of a word occasionally has the uncial form; d, n, s are more frequent than ꝺ, N, ꞅ; minuscule r is the rule; ligatures include bꞅ (in an abbreviation for bus) and ꞇem; final lines of some columns are in pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule (foll. 24v, 25, 30), with e in the ligature em having its lower bow reversed (fol. 24v). Marginal notes in small minuscule or in the script of the text. A few contemporary corrections.
|Last modified||11 September 2022|