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Part of the first three Gospels in the Vulgate translation, written perhaps in the first half of the 11th century, in England (?)

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MS. Auct. D. 5. 3
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Part of the first three Gospels in the Vulgate translation, containing from 'Eliacim: Eliacim autem genuit Azor' (Matth. i. 13) to 'latronibus blasphemat' (Luc. xxiii. 39). The Gospels divide at fols. 43, 67v, and have prologues. A fragment only of the first leaf, which contained Matth. i. 1-13, is left. The Ammonian sections occur in the margin.

Some Old English glosses (of about A.D. 1100?) occur on fols. 23, 25, 27, 29v and elsewhere. At fol. 43v occur notes from a liturgical service in an English hand of the time of the glosses: 'R[esponsorium] Nobilissimus. V[ersiculus] Digna. digni. R. Corde & anima [with musical notation] V. Ualde nam. R. Nata V. Corde.'

On fols. 44, 68 are two elaborate but not fine coloured capitals in blue, yellow, green and red, with interlaced bands and animal figures. The symbol for -us is always placed over the preceding letter: the Saxon g occurs twice on fol. 51v.

[I suggest that the MS. was executed in the zone of N. France. E.W.B.N.]

Dates

  • written perhaps in the first half of the 11th century, in England (?)

Extent

105 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Auct. D. 5. 3

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. V, no. 27688.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with two illuminated capitals, see below

Dimensions

5 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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