Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 352: Boethius, De institutione arithmetica
300 Height (mm) and 220 Width (mm)
[ca. 800 A.D. - 999 A.D.]
From St Augustine's, Canterbury: on f. ir (xiv):Arsmetica Boecii cum A. Liber Sancti Augustini Cant.
Table of contents:
De institutione arithmetica
CCCC MS 352 contains Boethius (c. 480-c. 524), Arithmetica. It was written in the middle of the tenth century at St Augustine's, Canterbury, in the script known as 'Square minuscule', a Southumbrian English variety of Insular minuscule. It is quite a large format book, elegantly written with large margins, and was probably always intended to contain the glosses which have been added by contemporary and slightly later hands. The manuscript may have had a Welsh exemplar. It has later provenance at St Augustine's, Canterbury and is included in its medieval library catalogue. At some point it has lost its ending.