DUL Add.MS. 1950/C/6Chronicle fragment
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Two bifolia from an unidentified chronicle, covering mid 13th century, written in England in the earlier 15th century.


Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2m1g05fb72f.html


Physical description of manuscript
Support

Parchment

Extent: 2 interfolded bifolia but with hiatus of text between f.2 and 3; f.1 cropped on fore-edge, f.2-3 by top line or two, f.4r perhaps by one line at foot, but f.4v end of text with strokes filling line 35.
Size: 262-70 mm x 330 mm
Layout

No pricking remaining. No ruling now visible. Written space 236 x 146 mm. 41-43 lines.

Script

Written in Anglicana formata, with Secretary final s, proficiently.

Decoration

Unfilled 2-line spaces for initials.


Manuscript history
Creation

Written in England, earlier 15th century.

Provenance

Former endleaves, with brown stains from turn-ins of covering Shelfmark of source: Cosin K.II.9 - Clauis scripturae s. seu de sermone sacrarum literarum, autore Matthia Flacio (Basle: ex officina Heruagiana, per Eusebium Episcopium, 1580-81) - late 16th century, blind tooled Oxford centrepiece using Ker stamp ix (recorded in Ker, no. 1682a). Former reference: Portfolio II/3b (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).


Manuscript contents
Modern title: Chronicle, imperial and papal
Language: Latin

Unidentified chronicle, from Otto I to Henry IV and Gregory VII on f.1-2. After the hiatus on the coming of Antichrist on f.3-4, f.3 including (date?) 1260. The text, with running head on f.4r-v “xxijus liber”, ends on f.4v “Nam ciuitas illa celestis non egibit sole neque luna: quia claritas dei illuminabit eam”. With a note in lower left corner of f.4v (in different ink, by a smaller version of the same hand?) “De alleo libro octauo fo.Cmo De porro eodem libro fo.Cmo 6to”

Running head on f.4r “xxijus” and 4v “liber”. Chapter headings “De interuallo temporis inter antichrist mortem & aduentum iudicis”, “De ultima die iudicij” and “De innouacione mundi & luminarium celi”.


Digitised material for Durham University Library Fragments - Add.MS 1950/C/6 - Chronicle fragment
Digitised April 2018
https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2m1g05fb72f.html

Bibliography

Ker, N.R., Fragments of medieval manuscripts used as pastedowns in Oxford bindings: with a survey of Oxford binding c. 1515-1620 (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2004)