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A List Of Burton-on-Trent's Library Books, In A Copy Of St. Augustine

A List Of Burton-on-Trent's Library Books, In A Copy Of St. Augustine

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1175

Shelfmark: Additional MS 23944

Item number: f.157v

Length: 172

Width: 280

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

On the reverse of the final leaf of a text by St. Augustine, written in France in the 9th century, a later English scribe has added a list of books, with the heading 'The church of Burton owns these books'. The list starts, as usual, with a copy of the Bible, here described as being in two volumes; next is a book of Sermons, including a life of St. Modwenna, titular saint of the abbey of Burton-on-Trent; followed by works by St. Augustine (not including the present one), and other authors. A few lines from the bottom is a reference in the past tense to Bernard, abbot of Burton, who died in 1174. Among the last few entries are some books written in English ('angl.').

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