DCL MS. A.III.26Historia Scholastica glossata
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library: Durham Cathedral Manuscripts

Stephen Langton's Gloss on Peter Comestor's Historia Scholastica

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mvm40xr57v.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: ii+283+i f
Size: 290 mm x 210 mm


Modern foliation: i, 1-284 (with 14 and 14*, 138 and 138*, 220 and 220*). Medieval foliation almost all cropped away, but survives on f.131-135

Secundo folio: fluxisse Alioquin

1-38, 4-512, 6-138, 1410 (lacks 1 before f.114), 152, 16-2112, 2210, 2312, 248, 25-2912

Catchwords: Original catchwords on quires 16-18 and 26-28, with that on quire 17 not matching the first words of f.133; later catchwords on quires 1-2, 14 and 23-24.
Signatures: Signatures on quires 23-24. Quires numbered at the foot of the first recto in more than one series: 3: 3; 6: iii; 7-9: iij-v; 10-11: vij-viii; 13-14: xj-xij; and 26-29: 1-4.

Written space: (f.1-24) 245 x 160 mm; (f.25- ) 210 x 140 mm. 2 columns.


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 end 13th or start 14th century.

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.III.26 - Historia scholastica, glossed
Digitised February 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]).

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