The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.1.31
Manuscript Title

Glossed Leviticus

Alternative Title

Leuiticus Glosatus.

James Number 29
Century 13th
Physical Description

Text 15 lines, gloss 38. Good hand: pretty initial on f.5.


Given by Whitgift (?). On f.2a in red is LIBER SCĒ MARIE de bydewas.

Religious House Buildwas, Shropshire, Cistercian Abbey
Donor Whitgift, John (1530/31?–1604), Archbishop of Canterbury, Master of Trinity
Size (cm) 23 x 16.5
Folio 154 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Latin

a4 i8-xviii8 xix6.

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f.2b Inc. Esitius. Pre omnibus necesse est
In the preliminary glosses, Hesych. Orig. Isid. Rabanus are quoted.
f.5 Text. Vocavit autem
Gloss. Rabanus. Ieronimus. Singula sacrificia.
Gloss ends f.153b diuinam celestemque gerunt.
On f.154 are notes on Leviticus in a rather later hand.


Jackson, D., Morgan, N. and Panayatova, S. (eds.), Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge : A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part 3, France, vol 1, c.1000-c.1250 (London, 2015), vol 1. no. 20.

Ker, N. R., Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964)

Sheppard, J. M., The Buildwas Books: Book Production, Acquisition and Use at an English Cistercian Monastery, 1165-c.1400, Oxford Bibliographical Society Publications 3rd ser. 2 (Oxford, 1997), no. 33, pp. 176-9

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