RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 1415
Extentff. i + 228 + i.
TitleS. LANGTON
Datec.1200-c.1250
DescriptionCommentaries of Stephen Langton on the Pentateuch and Joshua: (a) ff. 1-54: Item expositio super Genesim. Secundum magistrum Stephanum Cantuariensem Archiepiscopum. Tabernaculum moysi .... cum operibus perueniamus ... Explicit liber genesis; (b) ff. 54-124v: Incipit Exodus. In ingressu tabernaculi .... Per cunctas mansiones. Vna est apud sanctum uictorem etc. Explicit exodus; (c) ff. 124v-58: Incipit leuiticus. Sicut dicit esicius ..... loquitur dominus iustis. Explicit leuiticus; (d) ff. 158-88: Incipit liber Numerorum. Elegit sibi dauid .... in catholica ecclesia; (e) ff. 189-211v: Incipit expositio Magistri Stephani cantuariensis Archiepiscopi super deuteronomium. Et erit sicut excussio olee .... operationem ualidam. Explicit deuteronomius; (f) ff. 211v-28v: Incipit liber Iosue. In ose. Ego uisiones multiplicaui .... set in paucis libris inuenitur. Explicit liber Iosue.
Stegmüller, nos. 7744-9. f. 188v blank, f. 228 damaged.
FindingAidsDescription based on N.R. Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries', vol. 1: London (Oxford, 1969) pp. 98-99.
PhysicalDescription310 x 225 mm. Written space 225 x 145 mm. 43-47 long lines. Pricks in both margins. Writing above top ruled line. Collation: 1-23(8) 24(4) 25-29(8). Most of the quires are numbered at the end in red and green capital letters, e.g. VICESIMVS. Initials red, green, and dark blue, with ornament in these colours. Lemmata underlined in red. Gay running titles in green, red, and black capitals surrounded by groups of dots. Continental binding, s. xix in. 2 fo. 'habitat in me'.
CustodialHistoryWritten probably in Northern France. Belonged in s. xvii to the Cistercian abbey of Villars [Villers] in Brabant ('Liber beatae Mariae de Villaris', f. 1), but not identifiable with any item listed in the 1636 catalogue of Villars manuscripts printed by Sanderus, Bibliotheca Belgica manuscripta, 1641, pp. 267-72.
AcquisitionA note written by S. W. Kershaw in July 1887, pasted to f. i, ends with the words 'The above Report was sent to Archbishop Benson, who placed this MS. in the Library'.

A note in the hand of Archbishop Benson states that this manuscript was purchased from the fund arising from marriage licence fees (see the Librarian's annual report dated 31 Dec 1886 in LR/E)
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1330

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section v. Theology. Reel 31 (with MSS. 557, 877 & 1208)

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CodeNameDates
GB/109/8498Langton; Stephen (c.1150-1228); Archbishop of Canterburyc.1150-1228
17Benson; Edward White (1829-1896); Archbishop of Canterbury1829-1896
GB/109/20073Villers Abbey; 1146-1796; Cistercian religious house1146-1796
DS/UK/4243Kershaw; Samuel Wayland (1836-1914); Librarian of Lambeth Palace; antiquary1836-1914
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