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Part 1 f. 2 
Title One leaf from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: the preface with West-Saxon genealogy from Cerdic (494) to Alfred (899)
Origin England, S. E. (Winchester)
Date 4th quarter of the 11th century
Language English
Script Minuscule
Decoration Large initial in brown.
Dimensions in mm 240 x 170 (210 x 150)
Part 2 f. 3 
Title Leaf from the bilingual Rule of Chrodegang (chapters 60-62, incomplete)
Origin England
Date 2nd half of the 11th century
Language English and Latin
Script Minuscule
Decoration Large chapter numbers in black. Small number (f. 3), rubrics and initial (f. 3v) in red.
Dimensions in mm 140 x 90 (130 x 80)
Part 3 f. 5 
Title Leaf from a missal with prefaces for the feasts of the Holy Cross, the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin
Origin France, N. or Netherlands, S.
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Large image of the crucifixion with frame in ochre, blue and green with decoration (f. 5). Initials in red or blue with penwork decoration in the other colour (f. 5v).
Dimensions in mm 225 x 140
Part 4 f. 6 
Title End of Song of songs (IV.7 to end) and beginning of Wisdom (fragment)
Origin England (S.)
Date 4th quarter of the 11th century or 1st quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Initials in red, brown or green. Rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 275 x 70/205
Official foliation ff. 61 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment folios
Binding Post 1600. Black leather with gold tooling.
Provenance Part 1:
The Benedictine Cathedral Priory of St Peter, St Paul and St Swithin, Winchester: the chronicle was written here in the 11th century.
The Augustinian priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Southwick, Hampshire: with MS Cotton Otho B x, ff. 55, 58 and 62, this leaf was part of Cotton Otho B xi (see Ker 1939), which was borrowed from the priory by John Leland in c. 1533 (see discussion in Carley 2001).
All parts:
Thomas Tanner, (b. 1674, d. 1735), bishop of St Asaph and antiquary, inscribed 'Ex Biblioteca cl. T. Tanner (f. 2).
Thomas Astle (b. 1735, d.1803), archivist and collector of books and manuscripts, probably collected and bound together by him (he also owned more substantial fragments from two manuscripts, now Stowe 31); his sale at
Puttick's on 19 June, 1894, lot 121; purchased by the British Museum for £35.
Notes Part 1 (f. 2): the text is the same as in the Parker Chronicle (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 173) and Cotton Tiberius A. iii, f.178.
Part 2 (f. 3): the Old English text corresponds to that in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 191
The remaining contents include a folio from a 12th-century Psalter (f. 4), Epistolae of Sidonius (ff. 11,12), biblical and legal manuscript fragments in French, Latin and Greek, facsimiles and printed plates from early Gospel books.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1894-1899. Part 1 (London: British Museum, 1901), pp. 28-30.

N. R. Ker, 'Membra Disiecta, Second Series', British Museum Quarterly (14) (1939-40), 79-86, (pp. 81-82).

N. R. Ker, Catalogue of Manuscripts containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), nos. 128, 180.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), pp. 181, 200 (Part 1, f. 2).

Richard Marsden, ‘The Old Testament in Late Anglo-Saxon England: Preliminary observations on the Textual Evidence’, in The Early Medieval Bible: Its Production, Decoration and Use (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 101-124 (pp. 102, 104, 121, 123) [Part 4, f. 6].

Richard Marsden, 'Ask What I am Called': The Anglo-Saxons and Their Bibles', in The Bible as Book: The Manuscript Tradition, ed. by John L. Sharpe and Kimberly Van Kampen (London: British Library, 1998), pp. 145-176 (p.174) [Part 4, f. 6].

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London, 2000), p. xliv.

Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241 (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001) no. 288 (Part 2, f. 3), no. 289 (Part 4, f. 6), under no. 357 (Part 1, f. 2).

Thomas A. Bredehoft, Textual Histories: Readings in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2001), pp. 27-28 [Part 1, f. 2]

Richard Gameson, The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral: Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200 (London: Bibliographical Society, 2008), p. 131 [Part 2, f. 3].


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One leaf from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: the preface with West-Saxon genealogy from Cerdic (494) to Alfred (899)
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