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Detailed record for Royal 3 A V

Part 1 ff. 1v-182 
Author Gregory the Great
Title Commentary on Ezekiel
Origin England, S. E.
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 2 historiated initials in outline or coloured drawing (ff. 2, 27v). 8 initials in colours with foliate penwork decoration (ff. 8v, 16, 22v, 32v, 40, 48, 66, 75v), at the beginning of chapters.
Dimensions in mm 280 x 160 (210 x 100), in one column
 
Part 2 ff. 1v, 81v-182 
Author Gregory the Great
Title Prologue to the Commentary on Exekiel
Origin England
Date Last quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 1 foliate initial in colours excised from another manuscript and pasted down at the beginning of the prologue (f. 1v). Initials in green or red , at the beginning of the chapters.
Dimensions in mm 280 x 160 (145 x 95), in one column
 
Official foliation ff. 182 (+ 3 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Written in 2 hands, ff. 2-81v and 1v, 81v-182; section written by hand 2 is a later addition.
According to unpublished notes by Michael Gullick, the pasted initial (f. 1v) is close in style to initials in manuscripts produced in Bath (e.g., Royal 5 B II and Royal 6 B I) and initials in the section written by the first hand are close to some found in manuscripts from St. Albans .
Instructions for rubrics.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 68.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library. 2000), p. xxxvi, n. 48.
Last revised: 18 September 2009


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Part  1   ff. 1v-182
Gregory the Great Commentary on Ezekiel
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