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Detailed record for Royal 5 F X

Author Caesarius of Arles, Eusebius, Patrick of Dublin, Guitmund of Aversa and others
Title Homiliae X ad monachos, sermons and theological treatises
Origin England, (W?)
Date 2nd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Pen drawing of Christ seated on the joined neck of two dragons (f. 93v). 2 large initials with penwork decoration in red and green and yellow background (ff. 2, 37). Small initials in red or green, some with penwork decoration in the other colour. Rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 250 x 165 (175 x 100/05)
Official foliation ff. 155 (+ 3 unfoliated paper flyeaves at the beginning and 4 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post 1600. BM/BL in-house (rebound in 1988).
Provenance The Benedictine Priory of the Holy Trinity, Wallingford, Oxfordshire: a list of churches and lands in the neighbourhood of Wallingford, and a grant of land by Nicholas, Prior of Wallingford (until 1182) (f. 153v).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): Westminster inventory number 'no. 374' (f. 2); included in the inventory of books in the Upper Library at Westminster of 1542 (f. 29), in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, (f. 11). (f.16v) and in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St Jamesís Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols. (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?), II, nos. 7895, 7920, 7945, 7820.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes The same collection occurs in London, Lambeth Palace ms. 353 and Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 392.
Homiliae X ad monachos is a group common in English manuscripts, comprising seven genuine sermons of Caesarius, a letter of Caesarius, a Eusebian sermon, and the De tribus habitaculis of Patrick of Dublin (copied here as the 8th homily out of 10 by Caesarius). The group often accompanies eight sermones ad monachos attributed to Eusebius Gallicanus.
Select bibliography 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. 123.

Aubrey Gwynn, The Writings of Bishop Patrick 1074-84 (Dublin: Institute for Advanced Studies, 1955), pp. 23, 29-31, 133-34.

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. 192.

T. S. Pattie, 'Ephraem the Syrian and the Latin Manuscripts of De Paenitentia', The British Library Journal 13 (1987), 1-24 (pp. 3, 9, 13).

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H2.711.


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f. 153v
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