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CLA 528
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 1451
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date IX in (800 - 816)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France in some centre of the Tours region, as script and decoration suggest. The precise date is fixed by the list of popes on foll. 6v–7; the last name by the original hand is that of Hadrian (†795), the name of Pope Leo (†816) is a later addition and the length of his pontificate is not given. Belonged to the Abbey of St Maur near Paris: on fol. 1v is the fourteenth-century ex-libris: 'Iste liber est sancti Petri Fossaten'. Later the property of the tutor of Louis XIII, Nicolas Lefevre, who presented it to de Thou: 'fuit Nicolai Fabri' (fol. 1) and on the same page but almost entirely erased: 'Iac. Aug. Thuani'. Was number 1868 in the Colbert collection, and 3887.9.9 in the Royal collection (fol. 1).

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66657
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Contents Canones (Collectio S Mauri).
Script Commentary

Script is Caroline minuscule with two forms of a; the bow of g is mostly closed; y is short and dotted; the form of capital Z with a dot on either side of the oblique is seen in several Tours MSS; the titles in uncial show frequent use of capital Q and an over-sized S. The Nota Tironiana on foll. 52v, 60v, 68v, 76v read 'Jacob', which is probably the name of the scribe. The Paris manuscript is a direct copy of MS Hague Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum 9 of the year 800, a date attested by the lost colophon.


Index Tironianorum.

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