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MS. Hatton 48

Summary Catalogue no.: 4118


Rule of St. Benedict
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1, pl. I)


White leather on boards, English 12th-cent. work, rebacked and repaired, a fragment of the old back bearing traces of the title is laid down on the inside of the front cover.


Origin: c. 700 (?) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Worcester, Worcestershire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: The end flyleaf is in Worcester script of s. xi 2 . (MLGB3: evidence from marginalia, sometimes distinctive of a particular house or known scribe, and from the binding).

The name "Thomas Bryne" (s. xvi in.) on fol. 9r. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1937). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.