MS. Auct. D. 2. 16
Summary Catalogue no.: 2719
Landevennec Gospels or Leofric Gospels
Gospels; France (Landevennec), s. x 1/2, with additions at St Bertin and Exeter, s. xi
The four Gospels (fols. 29, 73, 102, 146v), followed by:
Additions were made at Exeter in the second half of the eleventh century on two added quires:
Record of the gifts of bishop Leofric to Exeter
Late (?) 11th cent. neumatic notation of the Exeter (?) type with some Notker letters.
Good canon tables, miniatures, initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 427, pl. XXXV). Fine miniatures and initial added, fols. 72 and 146, eleventh century, second quarter. (Pächt and Alexander i. 433, pl. XXXV)
Full-page coloured drawings of the evangelists (fols. 28v, 71v, 101v) that of St. John being cut out; elaborate capitals (fols. 16, 29, 30, 73, 102); 11th cent. full-page miniatures of St. Mark and St. John (fols. 72v, 146) and elaborate initial (fol. 146v).
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Last Substantive Revision
2018: Description revised with reference to van Dijk, Pächt and Alexander, and Ker.