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Detailed record for Royal 5 D V

Author Augustine
Title Enarrationes in Psalmos 101-150, with a summary of contents
Origin England, S. W. (Bath)
Date First quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration 1 large inhabited initial with display script in blue, red, and green (f. 7). Initials in red, blue, or green, some with penwork decoration in the same colour.
Dimensions in mm 390 x 280 (300 x 180)
Official foliation ff. 225 (+ 4 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 at the end
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1972.
Provenance The Benedictine cathedral priory of St Saviour, St Peter and St Paul, Bath: probably owned by the priory and passed to Cranmer with another 8 manuscripts, Royal 3 B XVI, 5 B II, 5 B XIV, 5 D IV, 5 D VI, 5 D VII, 6 B I, 6 C XI (See Ker 1964).
Thomas Cranmer (b. 1489, d. 1556), archbishop of Canterbury, inscribed 'Thomas Cantuarien[sis]' (f. 7).
John Lumley, 1st baron Lumley (b. c. 1533, d. 1609), collector and conspirator: inscribed with his name (f. 2); listed in the 1609 catalogue of his collection, no. 26 (see The Lumley Library, 1956); passed to Henry, prince of Wales.
Henry Frederick, prince of Wales (b. 1594, d. 1612), eldest child of James I: his collection became part of the Royal Library: included in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, f. 4; and probably in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St Jamesís Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?) no. 8644.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Prefixed by a summary of contents (ff. 1v-5v).
In the catalogue of the Lumley Library considered as a second volume of a set of two manuscripts; the first volume is Royal 5 D IV.
Quire signatures. Instructions for rubrics written vertically in extreme edges of the margins (e.g., ff. 27, 37v).
Select bibliography B. Quaritch, 'Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury, 1489-1556', in Contributions towards a Dictionary of English Book-Collectors (London: Quaritch, 1892), p. 7.

Schools of Illumination: Reproductions from Manuscripts in the British Museum, 6 vols (London: British Museum, 1914-1930), II: English 12th and 13th Centuries (1915), pl. 5h.

George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and Kingís Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 111.

A. Wilmart, 'La Tradition des Grands Ouvrages de Saint Augustin', Miscellanea Agostiniana', 2 vols (Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1931), II, pp. 257-315 (p. 303).

The Lumley Library: The Catalogue of 1609, ed. by Sears Jayne and Francis R. Johnson (London: British Museum, 1956), p. 42.

N. R. Ker, English Manuscripts in the Century after the Norman Conquest (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960), p. 6.

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), p. 7.

M. Gullick, 'The Scribe of the Carilef Bible: A New Look at some Late-Eleventh-Century Durham Cathedral Manuscripts', in Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence, ed. by Linda l. Brownrigg, Proceedings of the Second Conference of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1998 (Los Altos Hills, California: Anderson-Lovelace, 1990), p. 81 n. 58.

David G. Selwyn, The Library of Thomas Cranmer (Oxford: The Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1996), pp. 164, 258.

Michael Gullick, 'The English-Owned Manuscripts of the Collectio Lanfranci (s. xi/xii)', in The Legacy of M. R. James: Papers from the 1995 Cambridge Symposium, ed. by Lynda Dennison (Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2001), pp. 99-117 (pp. 107-08).
Last revised: 01 March 2010


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