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Colophon And List Of Contents, In A Volume Of Works By Ambrose, Jerome, And Others

Colophon And List Of Contents, In A Volume Of Works By Ambrose, Jerome, And Others

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1458

Shelfmark: Harley MS 3049

Item number: f.1v

Length: 39

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The inscription at the top of this page states: William Ebchester, recently prior of this cathedral church of Durham, had this book made and assigned to the library. This is followed in darker ink by the date 1458, and a request that readers should pray for William's soul. William died in 1456, which suggests that he bequeathed money to pay for it the book, which was completed two years after his death. The next 20 lines list the various contents of the volume.

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