RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 378
Extentff. 2 + 164 + 1
TitleALCUINUS BASILIUS CAESARIUS. EGESIPPUS. AMBROSII HEXAEMERON.
Date12th century-14th century?
DescriptionThe list of contents (xv) has additions by Sancroft. The original is:
In isto vol. continentur
Primo. Alquinus de caritate
Item liber Basilii de doctrina christianorum
Item quidam sermones valde utiles
Item de ammonicione profectus anime
Item duo libri Egisippi de victoriis romanorum.
(Vol. II, Ambrosii Hexameron, is a later insertion.)

I.
1. (Alcuinus ad Guidonem) . . . . . f. 1
Inc. Corp. in librum alquini.
Prol. Dilectissimo olim cuidam filio
Text: Primo omnium querendum est homini . . . . . 1b
- possidere dignus efficietur. Amen. Expl. lib. Alcuini ad
Widonem comitem.

2. Inc. doctrina christianorum S. Basilii capadocie ep. . . . . . 15
Audi fili admonitionem fratris tui
- diligentibus se. quod ipse ... deus in sec. sec. Amen.
f. 24 blank.

3. Sermons without attributions . . . . . 25
a) Sermo. Rogo uos fr. k. et cum grandi humilitate ad-
moneo ut intentis animis
Some of the following sections are headed 'Alias sermo', but
there is no break. It is directed against the observance of
pagan customs.
- que raro pascitur uerbo dei.
Sermo optimus. Rogo karissimi siue ambulatis siue sedetis . . . . . 32b
- triumphantes peruenire possitis. Prestante - per cunta sec.
sec. amen. Expl. sermones.

4. Inc. capitula de admonitione profectus anime . . . . . 41b
De laude caritatis etc. Expl. cap.
Inc. prol. ad quamdam. Tue non immemor peticionis o caris-
sima soror (cxxxiv. 915 Adalger)
Cum igitur de pluribus uirtutibus te admonere
The hand changes at f. 49.
- mala sine fine paciuntur.
Sermo de corpora (et) sanguine . . . . . 54
Quicumque ad conficiendum sacrosancti
merging with a number of short extracts.
De ornamentis anime. Ornamenta anime hec sunt . . . . 55b
Other notes on sacred threes and sevens: the last de duodecim
abusiuis.

II.
5. Ambrosii Hexaemeron (xiv. 125) . . . . . 57
Tantum ne opinionis
- dominus suscepit me. Ipse enim requieuit qui fecit. Cui
est honor gloria perpetuitas a seculis et nunc et semper et
in omnia sec. sec. Amen.
f. 121 (124) blank.

III.
6. Egesippi Historia . . . . . 122 (125)
Quatuor libros regnorum
Lib. II. 149 (152)b, Lib. III. 160 (163)b,
ending imperfectly in cap. 3: Itaque singuli commissa
There is an excellent initial to the prologue, of conventional
foliage and beast, in white fields coloured red, green, yellow.
That to the text has a seated man holding a book inscribed
egesippus. That to Lib. II. is like the first: that to Lib. III.
is in outline only.
The hand is very beautiful.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
Also referred to in 'Lambeth Palace Library and its Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts; Exhibition mounted for the biennial conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists 3 August 2007', ed. David Ganz and Jane Roberts with Richard Palmer (printed for the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists by Taderon Press, London, 2007)
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 9 1/4 x 6 3/4, three volumes:
I, double columns of 32 lines. Cent. xiii.
II, 35 lines: closely-written largish hand of cent. xiv?
III, 43 lines: exquisite small hand of cent. xii.
Calf binding, pr. 1s. 8d.
Collation: a(2) (I) 1(8)-7(8) (II) 8(12)-12(12) 13(8) (III) 14(8)-18(8) b(2) (2 canc.).
The foliation is incorrect.
CustodialHistoryMost probably from Lanthony. The table of contents (xv) is in the proper style. Liber Alquini, quaturnus occurs in the Catalogue no. 350 and 'Exameron ambrosii' as an addition, p. 217, note 4.
Annotated by Morgan of Carmarthen. See: K. Bennett, 'The Book Collections of Llanthony Priory from Foundation until Dissolution (c. 1100-1538)' 2 vols. (University of Kent Doctoral Dissertation, 2006), appendix 4.

Sheldon catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmark:
ff. i, ii, 1-56, 125-65: G. 10
Former Cambridge shelfmarks (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972):
ff. i, ii, 1-56, 125-65: E. [theta]. 12
ff. 57-124: N. [eta]. 17
Later shelfmarks:
ff. i, ii, 1-56, 125-65: quarto 156
ff. 57-124: quarto 18
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PublnNoteK. Bennett, 'The Book Collections of Llanthony Priory from Foundation until Dissolution (c. 1100-1538)', Thesis submitted for the degree of Ph.D. in the School of History at the University of Kent (2007) [H5183.1L52].
Gameson, Richard "The manuscripts of early Norman England c. 1066-1130" [Inventory of MSS]

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