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MS. Bodl. 819

Summary Catalogue no.: 2699


Bede, Commentary on Proverbs
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 8, pl. I)


Origin: 8th century, second half ; English, Wearmouth-Jarrow

Provenance and Acquisition

Durham, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert: For the evidence that this MS. was at Durham in s. xii (and presumably at Chester-le-Street in s. x) see Julian Brown's introduction to the facs. ed. of the Lindisfarne Gospels. (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination).

Presented by sir Walter Cope in 1602.

Record Sources

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


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Last Substantive Revision

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