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Codicology:Vellum, 175 x 118 mm, (6.9 x 4.8 in.), ff. 7 + 189 + 6,
24 and 27 lines to a page. Cent. xi, mainly in
the Christ Church hand.
a2 b4 c (one). i8-vi8
vii10-ix10 x8-xv8 xvi10
xvii8 xviii10 xix8-xxi8 (+1), d4
e2. There is an obvious change of hand on p.
Provenance:From Christ Church, Canterbury. Ancient Libraries, p. 37, no. 188.
On ff. ir-iiv are Parkerian notes:
iiir-viv blank: viir has a miniature of
cent. xiii of the noli me tangere (Mary kneels on L. Tree in C. Christ on R. with long cross, draperies blue and red,
ground burnished gold, two arches above: frame of pink and blue with gold corners: rough work).
It comes from some other book.
Additions:On the two last flyleaves are Parkerian notes.
Research:The last edition of the text is that in the Rolls Series by Martin Rule, M.A. In his introduction he discusses the
character of our MS. minutely. Further he has produced a yet more minute study of the book and its
evolution in Camb. Ant. Soc. Proceedings, vol. VI (1886),
194-304, with facsimiles of pp. 16, 17 of this MS.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-vii + pp. 1-108 + 108a + 109a + 109-150 + 150a + 151a + 151-360 + 401-404 +
ff. viii + c-d
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Historia nouorum in Anglia
Eadmer's Historia novorum
Eadmeri historia novorum in Anglia, libri vi
Incipit Prefatio historie novorum in Anglia
Cum presentis etatis uiros
breui relatu progrediendum
Explicit prefatio. Incipit liber primus historie novorum in Anglia
Regnante in anglia gloriosissimo rege eadgaro
After the first quire there are 27 lines to a page
Some initials in purple occur
There is a small hole in the inner side of pp. 345
in medio aule maioris ecclesie decenter sepultus