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Vita Dunstani, etc. — Dover, Kent. Benedictine priory of St Mary the Virgin and St Martin; cell of Canterbury cathedral priory.


Provenance: Dover, Kent. Benedictine priory of St Mary the Virgin and St Martin; cell of Canterbury cathedral priory.
Location: British Library, London
Shelfmark: Arundel 16
Author/Title: Vita Dunstani, etc.
Type of evidence: inferred evidence
  • Evidence:
  • Pressmark, etc.
  • Evidence:
  • First page of main text, from which the words of the secundo folio are derived
  • Evidence:
  • Typical Canterbury-Dover script
Notes on evidence:

'D [enclosing:] 4 : VII : Vita sancti Dunstani .... Regnante magnifico .... 81 . . . 4..', s. xiv (foot of fol. 2r): 'D4 VII' is the distinctio and gradus; 'Vita sancti Dunstani' is the first item in the volume; 'regnante magnifico' are the first words of fol. 2r; '81' is the number of leaves; and '4' is the number of works in the volume.

' ... is written in the Christ Church hand of the twelfth centuury, and has, besides, a mark on the upper corner of its first leaf [cf. Digby 13] which shows that it must once have stood on the Christ Church shelves' (James, ALCD, p. xciii) = no. 167 in the Dover catalogue (James, ALCD, p. 421). Not in Christ Church catalogues.

Date: s. xii
Pressmark:

D.VII.4

Medieval Catalogue: BM1.167

Further details of medieval catalogue: BM1. BENEDICTINES: Dover-St Martin's: John Whitfield's catalogue, 1389
Ownership:

J. Joscelin (who adds a section fols. 38v–40v).