Nowell Codex

Title:
Nowell Codex
Library:
British Library
Language:
Old English
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Ms. Cotton Vitellius A.xv
Origin:
England
Dimensions:
116 fols. -- c. 175 x 105 mm.
Date Description:
Southwick codex: mid-12th century (not included in this facsimile)Nowell codex: 980-1020
Content:
fragment of an English life of St. Christopher, Wonders of the East, English translation of Alexander’s letter to Aristotle (spurious), Beowulf, fragment of English poem on the tale of Judith
Hand:
See pp. 17-25
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Framed figural illuminations on every page of the Wonders of the East
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Paleography (Rm. 715Q) Oversize Z 115An .Ea76 v.12 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Partial (Nowell codex only: ff. 94r-209v) -- Monochrome
Series:
Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, 12
Publication Date:
1963
Place of Publication:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher:
Rosenkilde & Bagger
Printer:
Det Berlingske Bogtrykkeri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Notes:
Collotype: A.-B. Malmö Ljustryckanstalt, Malmö, Sweden Other names: Kemp Malone
Type of Text:
epic, hagiographical, literature, mirabilia, prose, religious, secular, translation, vernacular, verse