The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts


  • Shelfmark: B.1.40
  • Manuscript Title: Augustinus De LXXXIII Questionibus.
  • Alternative Title:   Augustine, De diversis quaestionibus LXXXIII
  • James Number: 38  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xi, xii.
  • Physical Description: 26 lines to a page. In a most beautiful clear round hand [same hand as B.14.30?]

  • Provenance: 

    On the fly-leaf is: Di. IIII Gra III.Aug. de Lxxxiii questionibusliber S. Aug. Cant. This is entered in the Catalogue (Dublin MS.) p.30 (of my transcript), Aug. de lxxxiii questionibus, 2 fo. id esse d. 4. g. 3.

  • Religious House:   Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine Abbey (St Augustine's)
  • Donor: Given by Nevile.
  • Size (cms): 20.5 x 14.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin; Music
  • Century: Multiple; 11th century; 12th century
  • Folio: 4 + 85 ff.
  • Collation:  i4 / a8-k8 l6 (wants 6).
  • Second Folio:    Id esse quod
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  • Online Since:     25/09/2014
  • On f.iv reversed are some scribbles in a hand smaller than that of the main book, but like it.
    a) (I) ill. Cum esset desponsata-a peccatis eorum (Matt. i.).
    b) Hec linea sedecies ducta longitudinem dominici corporis de(finit) sumpta ieroselimio ex cruce in qua ipse pependit ab helena regina quam in ipsa inuenit et filio suo (constantino) misit.
    There is a space for a line, but no line drawn.
    c) Inc. epistola domini nostri IHesu christi quam ipse manu sua scripsit et per ananiam cursorem regi ABGARO misit dicens Beatus es qui credidisti in me cum me ipse non uideris. Scriptum est enim de me quia ii qui uiderint me non credent in me et qui non uiderint me ipsi credent et uiuent. De eo autem quod scripsisti mihi ut (unfinished: the Rufinus text).
    On f.iiib is a list of the questions (xiii, xiv).
    (Ord)o questionum secundum quod ordinantur in libris magistri h. et fratris W.
    Texts :
    f.1 Omne uerum veritate verum est (green and red capitals)
    (P.L. xl. 11) Initial in outline. Half length figure of
    Augustine? nimbed, beardless, in chasuble, holding cross-staff, and blessing.
    On f.85b are some scribbles of musical notes without words, and one or two texts.


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