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MS. Bodl. 708

Summary Catalogue no.: 2609

Contents

Gregory the Great, De cura pastorali
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 113r)

Inscription indicating that the manuscript was given to the cathedral of Exeter by Bishop Leofric (d. 1072).

Language(s): Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 35, pl. III)

History

Origin: 11th century, beginning. ; English, Canterbury, Christ Church

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: "Hunc librum dat Leofricus episcopus ecclesie sancti petri apostoli in exonia ad sedem suam episcopalem pro remedio anime sue ad utilitatem successorum suorum. Siquis autem illum inde abstulerit. perpetue maledictioni subiaceat. Fiat." (fol. 113r); also in OE. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Dean and chapter of Exeter, 1602. (MLGB3)

Pal. Soc. 2. 69. Early Bodleian Music. Exeter book, p. 28f. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

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Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.