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Collection name:
Manuscripts
Record:
Identifier:
MS200f68v-69r
Title:
R. BACON. ALDHELM, ETC.
Description:
The prologue is followed by the well-known drawing of Aldhelm seated, offering his book to the foremost of a group of nine nuns, the last of whom (on R.) holds another book. This is his prose treatise, which they already have: he now gives them the book in verse. Such is Ehwald's interpreta- tion; if it is correct, this picture, as he says, must have been designed for a copy of the versified treatise. There is another, showing our book in MS. Bodl. 577. The drawing is reproduced as a frontispiece to Todd's Catalogue and also by Ehwald. See also Pal. Soc. ser. II. pl. 191. The MS. Bodl. 577 (27645) containing De Virginitate and De Octo Vitiis might possibly be a sister volume or first part of this. It contains two drawings of similar character but is a smaller book (8 5/8 x 6).
Date:
10th century-15th century
Relation:
Reproduced in 'Lambeth Palace Library: Treasures from the Collection of the Archbishops of Canterbury', edited by Richard Palmer and Michelle P.Brown (London, 2010).
Rights:
LPL