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MS. Bodl. 819

Summary Catalogue no.: 2699

Contents

Bede, Commentary on Proverbs
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

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

History

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).

Record Sources

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

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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