|Date||VII–VIII (601 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written probably in Northumbria, certainly in an important English centre familiar with Irish calligraphy. A manuscript de luxe. The Cotton part (Matthew and Mark) was severely damaged by fire in 1731. The two leaves containing Canon-tables in London Royal 7. c. XII (foll. 2–3), CLA 2.217, may be part of this MS. Tanner supposed it to be the 'Red Book of Eye'.
|TM Number||TM 66229|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Io, Lc fragm.).|
|Name||Cambridge-London Gospels. The Northumbrian Gospels.|
Script is an expert Insular majuscule by two scribes: one uses uncial d and d, uncial G, N, R, and S (yet Ꞅ occurs at line-end or in the last line); his E is theta-shaped and is usually conjoint with the next letter, as in Echternach MSS written by Laurentius; the other prefers minuscule d, n, and uncial S, but uses R and r indifferently; half-uncial g in ligature is s-shaped. Corrections occur in small Insular minuscule.
☛CLA first-edition date (VIII) changed to follow second edition. ☛Brown, In the Beginning No. 58.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|