DUL Add.MS. 1950/B/12Sermons (?)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Part of a bifolium from a Latin religious text, written in France in the later 14th century, reused (along with DUL Add.MS. 1950/B/11) as a pastedown in the 16th century

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 1 partial bifolium
Size: 215 mm x 315 mm

Condition of manuscriptSom loss of text on pasted down side.

No pricking visible. No ruling now visible. Written space 112 mm wide and over 170 mm high. 2 columns. Over 39 lines


Written in textura

Manuscript history

Written in Northern France, later 14th century.


Reused as pastedown on Shelfmark of source: Routh 3.C.9, now SB+ 0098 - Haereseologia, hoc est, opus veterum tam Graecorum quam Latinorum theologorum, per quos omnes, quae per Catholicam Christi ecclesiam grassatae sunt, haereses confutantu (Basel: [per Henrichum Petri], Mense Septembri Anno 1556), binding, 16th century, brown calf over wooden boards; blind panel in centre of front cover of St Gertrude within a Renaissance portico, and with the ex libris of the monastery dedicated to her at Louvain; on the back cover another portico framing the arms of the abbot under the date 1557, with his initials PH and motto “Inter spinas Calceatus”. Rebacked 20th century, label, “Repaired by Birdsall and Son ... Northampton” (at which time apparently these pastedowns were removed). Former reference: Portfolio II/18b (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Sermons (?)
Language: Latin
Language: French

Text made up of many short biblical quotations, with a few French phrases, e.g. “quant il asaut hardiement”, “que il prent tuer en li”, “le haume au deable”, cleaner side col. b lines 9 and 6 up, col. c line 8 up.