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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library, CCCC MS 183

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Collection:
Parker Medieval Manuscripts
Institution:
Corpus Christi College
Repository:
Parker Library
Settlement:
Cambridge
Country:
UK
Manuscript Identifier:
CCCC MS 183
Manuscript Title:
Bede the Venerable, Two Lives of St Cuthbert with Regnal Lists, etc.
Origin Date:
ix
Material:
Vellum
Language:
Latin and Old English.
Dimensions:
11.5 x 7.9
Provenance:
f. 1r is blank but for the letter W at top (xvi), possibly indicating that Nicholas Wotton was the donor. It can hardly be doubted that the book is from Durham Priory, but I cannot identify it with anything in the Catalogi Veteres . See further below., Plummer (Bede, I cxlvii, note) refers to Symeon of Durham (I 211) as saying that in 931 Æthelstan gave a copy of Bede's lives of Cuthbert to the see, which was then at Chester-le-Street, and adds : This copy is now in the Library of C. C. C. Cambridge, no. 183. The words in the charter quoted by Symeon are unam sancti Cuthberti uitam metrice et prosaice scriptam. If this interesting identification is correct (as I believe it to be), we must suppose that the picture at the beginning of the book represents Æthelstan offering the volume to St Cuthbert.
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