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The commentary of Primasius on the Apocalypse in five books, written in the 8th cent. by a Hiberno-Saxon scribe in half uncial

MS. Douce 140

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Preceded by the 'Prologus Primasii episcopi ad Castorem religiosum inlustrem.'. The writing is Hiberno-Saxon with a mixture of continental forms: there are also later Latin glosses and notes in an Irish hand. The last leaf is supplied in a later hand, and fol. 3 is mutilated. A facsimile of the writing is in the 1840 catalogue. [I venture to append to the present volume the results of a special investigation of this MS. E.W.B.N.].


  • Creation: written in the 8th cent. by a Hiberno-Saxon scribe in half uncial


153 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 140

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21714

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

'Thys ys mr. George Mason ys bokke' (early 16th cent.): 'Sum Johannis Blaxtoni liber' (16th cent.): pp. 7 - 8 of a 17th cent. catalogue of books (at fol. ii) contains the volume priced £26 17s, : at fol. iii is a certificate relating to Walter Clavell June 13, 1700: 'Ioseph Ames' is stamped on the binding, and the armorial bookplate of 'Ames of Norfolke' is in the volume. At the Ames sale M. C. Tutet bought it for £10 10s., and at Tutet's sale (1786) Sam. Tyssen for: at his sale (1802) Douce bought it for £2 9s.

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding: red leather with gold tooling (early 18th cent.?)


9 7/8 × 7 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom