DCL MS. B.IV.13Gregory the Great, In Ezechielem
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library: Durham Cathedral Manuscripts

Gregory the Great, In Ezechielem, written in Normandy and given to Durham Priory by William of St Calais, bishop of Durham (died 1096)

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mg445cd15g.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 163 f.
Size: 250 mm x 172 mm

Secundo folio: spiritus nec tangit

1-1210, 1312, 1414, 1512 (2 leaves cut out at end)


30 lines


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 before 1096.


Given to Durham Priory by William of St Calais.

Inscription: “Liber Sancti Cuthbertj De Dunelmo”, f.6 and “Liber sancti Cuthberti de Dunelmo de communi libraria” (late 12th century with the location added by Thomas Swalwell late 15th century. “J Omelie gregorii super ezechielem de communi libraria monachorum dunelm” early 15th century, f.8.

Manuscript contents
(a)     f.1 & 6
Author: Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604
Modern title: In Ezechielem (fragment)
Date: end of 11th century
Language: Latin

Two rejected leaves from (c) (f.7 and 16)

(b)     f.2-5
Modern title: Summa de matrimonio (fragment)
Date: 13th century
Language: Latin

Added fragment

(c)     f.7-162
Modern title: In Ezechielem (fragment)
Author: Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604
Language: Latin
(d)     f.163
Modern title: Blank, with added notes
Date: mid 12th century
Language: Latin

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

Digitised material for Durham Cathedral Library MS. B.IV.13 - Gregory the Great on Ezechiel
Digitised August 2015 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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