Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 087: Ralph of Flaix OSB, Commentary on Leviticus
Radulfus Flaviacensis in Leviticum
370 Height (mm) and 280 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1225]
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Commentary on Leviticus
CCCC MS 87 is an early thirteenth-century copy of the commentary on Leviticus by Ralph of Flaix OSB (d. 1157), in a very fine hand. M. R. James suggested that the provenance of the manuscript might be Worcester, although this was rejected by Ker. James also identified this manuscript as being the copy of Ralph of Flaix's commentary mentioned in an early fourteenth-century catalogue from Christ Church, Canterbury, although this identification is doubtful. The unusual binding of this manuscript, being of velvet with clasps and bosses, is characteristic of the 'Old Royal' library of Henry VIII. As a result of the fragility of this binding it has only been possible to image the exterior and interior of the covers and ff. 1-17r and f. 136r.