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Volume / Number: 11 / 1618

CLA 1618
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. Q. v. I. 15
Script Anglo-Saxon, Cursive, eN, and Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin presumably South-west England. At Corbie in the eighth century, where a text left unfinished by an Anglo-Saxon hand was continued in eN script. Mentioned in several Corbie catalogues. Came to St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, in 1638, where it bore the numbers 257 and 800. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791 and by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67783
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Contents Isidorus, Prooemia in libros veteris et novi testamenti, De ortu et obitu patrum, De officiis ecclesiasticis, Differentiae; Ps- Hieronymus, In quattuor Evangelia (Io); Isidorus, Synonyma (1–2); Hieronymus, Epistulae ad Paulinum; Carmen de Iohanne; Aldhelmus, Aenigmata
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is chiefly Anglo-Saxon: compressed, stiff Anglo-Saxon minuscule with admixture of majuscule A, R, and S, often dropping into a rapid and pointed script toward the bottom of each column (see fol. 5), mainly on foll. 1–11 and 72–79; a freer, more rapid cursive minuscule with numerous ligatures and frequent use of e with the reversed lower bow, mainly on foll. 11–38 and 57–63 (the hand on fol. 63r–v in particular resembles the marginalia in the Codex Fuldensis, CLA 8.1196. See also 2.237): more subdued cursive, mainly on foll. 64–71. The Anglo-Saxon scribe who began Isidore's Differentiae on fol. 64 stopped in the middle of a sentence on fol. 71; the work was continued by a scribe writing eN script (cf. CLA 5.638 and CLA 6, pp. xxiv f.), but left unfinished on fol. 71v. The remaining part of this page, the last of a quire, was filled with two poems in Caroline minuscule saec. IX in. somewhat reminiscent of the Maurdramn type. A ninth-century Corbie librarian added a table of contents on fol. 1.


Index Tironianorum.

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