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CLA 237
  • Oxford United Kingdom Bodleian Library MS. Douce 140 [S.C. 21714]
Script Half-Uncial
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written certainly in some centre with Insular traditions and probably in England, as script, corrections, and manner of pricking show. Belonged to George Mason (saec. XVI), John Blaxton (saec. XVI), Walter Clavell (ca. 1700), Joseph Ames (1682–1759), Mark Tutet, Samuel Tyssen, and lastly Francis Douce (1757–1834).

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66329
Support Parchment
Contents Primasius, In Apocalypsim.
Name Douce Primasius.
Script Commentary

Script is a curious imitation of French half-uncial verging on minuscule by scribes accustomed to the Insular manner of using the pen: Y has the characteristic Insular form; i-longa occurs. Corrections and marginalia by various eighth- and ninth-century Anglo-Saxon hands, one using cursive minuscule with the flat-topped Ᵹ-shaped g and the peculiar e with the lower bow reversed, which recalls marginalia in the Codex Fuldensis (Fulda Bonif. 1, CLA 8.1196) and in Leningrad Q. v. I. 15 (CLA 11.1618. New sections are usually preceded by a paragraph-mark shaped like Y, often altered by the corrector to K. Some glosses in ninth- or tenth-century minuscule with Insular elements, which may be the same hand as the notes in MS. Auct. F. 4. 32 in Oxford (teste N. R. Ker).


☛CLA first-edition script commentary changed to follow second edition (adding comparandum from Ker). ☛Brown, In the Beginning No. 55.

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