DCL MS. A.I.10Anselm and Berengaudus, NT Commentaries
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library: Durham Cathedral Manuscripts

Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, attributed to Anselm of Laon, and on Revelation by Berengaudus, and Cassiodorus on the soul

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mh989r320w.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: i+242+i f
Size: 405 mm x 265 mm


15th century ink foliation starts on f.2 (the leaf that was f.237 of this foliation is now missing); modern pencil foliation starts f.1, but repeats f.208

Secundo folio: indicto ieiunio

The volume was originally made as two matching but separate parts - (A) f.1-169 and (B) f.170-242. (A) I-XVI10, XVII9 (10, with 10 cancelled); (B) XVIII-XXIII10, XXIV8,XXV5 (10, lacking 1 and 7 and 8-10 cancelled)

Signatures: Three sets of signatures

40 lines to the page in two columns


Written in protogothic script by one scribe


Some historiated initials

Corrections and annotation

Annotations and corrections by Symeon of Durham


Standard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound many Durham manuscripts in the 19th century)

Manuscript history

Written in England, Durham, early 12th century.


Inscriptions: Liber sancti Cuthberti de Dunelmo, top of f.1r.
Pressmark D, top of f.1r
Omelie super euangelium Mathei et Berengarius super apocalipsim, top of f.1r
De communi libraria monachorum dunelm, top of f.1r.

Manuscript contents
SECTION: (A)    
(a)     f.1-168
Modern title: Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
Original title: In Mattheum
Author: Anselm of Laon, -1117
Date: [early 12th century]
Incipit: Cum post ascensionem domini spiritus sanctus corda discipulorum illustrasset
Explicit: quod est cognoscere unum et uerum deum, et quem misit iesum christum
Language: Latin
Edited: Patrologia Latina 162, 1227-1500
SECTION: (B)    
(b)     f.169v-234
Modern title: Commentary on the Apocalypse
Original title: Expositio super septem uisiones libri Apocalypsis
Author: Berengaudus, active approximately 859
Date: [early 12th century]
Incipit: Apokalypsis iesu Christi quam dedit illi deus palam facere servis suis
Explicit: per immortalia secula seculorum. Amen
Rubric: Incipit expositio primem uisionis apokalypsis beati iohannis apostoli
Language: Latin
Edited: Patrologia Latina 17, 765-969
(c)     f.234v-242
Modern title: On the soul
Original title: De anima
Author: Cassiodorus, Senator, approximately 487-approximately 580
Date: [early 12th century]
Incipit: Quid amici requisierunt. Cum iam suscepti operis optato fine gauderem
Explicit: Hanc tu domine christe
Rubric: Incipit liber magni aurelii cassiodori senatoris de anima.
Language: Latin

Ends imperfectly, perhaps due to folio missing from end.

Edited: Patrologia Latina 70, 1279-1308

Microfilmed in 1985/86 by the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, St John's Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Copies held by them and Durham University Library.

Digitised material for Durham Cathedral Library MS. A.I.10 Anselm, Berengaudus, Cassiodorus
Digitised in September 2016 as part of the Durham Priory Library Recreated project


Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae cathedralis dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss.   OCLC citation, Surtees Society 7, (London: J.B. Nichols and Son, [1838]).

Mynors, R.A.B., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century. Ten plates in colour and forty-seven in monochrome. With an introduction [including a list of all known Durham manuscripts before 1200]   OCLC citation, (Durham: 1939)

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