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Detailed record for Egerton 873

ff. 2-148v 
Title Gospels, with the Epistle to Damasus, canon tables, and prefaces
 
f. 1r-v 
Title Bifolium of a Martyrology
 
Origin Germany, or France (Lyon region?)
Date 9th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Canon tables in decorated architectural frames in green, red, blue, and yellow (ff. 9v-13v). 6 large initials in brown, with painted decoration in colours, at the beginning of Gospels or prologues (ff. 14, 51, 73, 77v, 113v, 115). Large initials in brown. Highlighting of letters in green, red, or yellow, or combinations of these colours. Rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 295 x 185 (235 x 120)
Official foliation ff. 149 ( + 1 unfoliated parchment flyleaf at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Brown leather.
Provenance The Premonstratensian abbey of Schussenried in Swabia, founded in 1183: 14th-century inscription 'Iste liber est dominorum meorum de schozenruth (?) et eis debet redd. alio modo anathema est' (f. 149).
Purchased from Henry Bohn, 26 September 1840, by the British Museum, using the Farnborough Fund (£3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection.
Notes Quire signatures in small Roman numerals.
Select bibliography List of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1836-1840 (London: British Museum, 1843), 1840, p. 21.

[E. Maunde Thompson and G. F. Warner], Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1881-1884), Part II Latin, p. 28.

Wilhelm Köhler, 'Die Karolingischen Miniaturen', in Zweiter Bericht über die Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst (Berlin: Reimer, 1912), pp. 51-77 (p. 62).

A Guide to the Exhibition of Some Part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1929), no. 50.

Theodor Klauser, Das ro¨mische capitulare evangeliorum: Texte und Untersuchungen zu seiner a¨ltesten Geschichte, Liturgiegeschichtliche Quellen und Forschungen. 28 (Munster: Aschendorffschen, 1935), p. L no. 163*

Bonifatius Fischer, Die Lateinischen Evangelien bis zum 10. Jahrhundert, 4 vols (Freiburg: Herder, 1988-91), I: Varianten zu Matthäus, Vetus Latina die Reste der Altlateinischen Bible: Aus der Geschichte der Lateinischen Bibel, 13, p. 24* (as Ve').


Images

ff. 2-148v
Gospels, with the Epistle to Damasus, canon tables, and prefaces
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Canon tables

f. 11
Canon tables
Canon tables

f. 13v
Canon tables
Decorated initials

f. 51
Decorated initials
 

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