Manuscript: Royal MS 12 G. xiv
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British Library, Royal MS 12 G. xiv
(De rerum natura)
 

Produced: England (St Albans) 

Language: Latin

Author: Hrabanus Maurus
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Media: Vellum
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Folios: 283  Height: 42.5 cm   Width: 29.2 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

The encyclopedia De rerum natura by Hrabanus Maurus.

"The Royal copy of the encyclopedia is an imposing book, more than 16 inches tall, containing 283 folios made of very thick vellum, and written in an elegant bookhand throughout. The book is one of a number of lavish productions of the scriptorium of St Albans from the time of Abbot Ralph Gubiun (1146-1151). The same scribe was also responsible for folios 9-35v of BL Egerton 3721, BL Cotton Ch xi.8, BL Add. CH 19590, and Leningrad ms Qv.i, 62. Throughout the volume someone, writing in a uniform script much smaller than that of the main hand, has inserted numerous notes to the text. The uniformity of these interlinear notes suggest that they were planned as part of the book itself, not added at a later date. What is particularly noteworthy is that the very same interlinear notes have been repeated in copies of De rerum naturis not otherwise associated with St Albans." - Annotated Copies of Rabanus Maurus's De rerum naturis (1995) Schipper


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