s. XII^^med [ca. 1150]
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Script: Written by several hands of different appearances, perhaps by scribes of varying ages or at different dates. The scripts range from rounded to angular minuscule.
Plain orange initial, 7- to 2-line; heading and chapter notations (in margins) in same shade. Guide-letters and notes for rubricator.
Binding: 16th-17th centuries (?). Sewn on three supports laced into wooden boards. The spine is slightly rounded and lined, the lining extending onto the inside of the boards. Covered with white pigskin, blind-tooled. Two fastenings, the catches on the upper board. On the fore-edge of the lower cover is a notation contemporary with binding: "Gesta anglorum bede." Appears to have been bound at the Benedictine abbey of St. Martin of Spanheim in the diocese of Mainz.
Manuscript on parchment (many holes and repairs) of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
ff. 152, 153 : parchment ; 254 x 171 (209 x 121) mm.
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