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CLA 235
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Bodley 819 [S.C. 2699]
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England, most likely in Northumbria, in a centre like Jarrow or Wearmouth. Presented to the Bodleian by Sir Walter Cope in 1602. A direct copy was made of this MS in Durham in the twelfth century and is now Harley 4688 in London.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66327
Support Parchment
Contents Beda, In Proverbia Salomonis.
Script Commentary

Script is a rather pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule: c is regularly tall, the bow of p has a distinct tag so that it resembles uncial R. The uncial has strong resemblance to the ‘Capitula’ type used in the Northumbrian bibles of the time of Ceolfrid (see CLA 2.260). Interlinear glosses in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. IX–X.


☛CLA first-edition provenance changed to follow second edition (adding Harley copy). ☛Gneuss no. 819. ☛M. Parkes, The scriptorium of Wearmouth-Jarrow pp. 12–3. ☛Brown, In the Beginning No. 56.

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