Liber Vitae of the New Minster and Hyde Abbey Winchester

Title:
Liber Vitae of the New Minster and Hyde Abbey Winchester
Library:
British Library
Language:
Anglo-Saxon [Old English], Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Ms. Stowe 944, together with leaves from Ms. Cotton Vespasian A.viii and Ms. Cotton Titus D.xxvii
Origin:
New Minster, Winchester (England)
Dimensions:
69 fols. -- 25 x 14 cm.
Date Description:
1031
Author:
Aelfsige and others
Content:
abbey documents, including: history, necrology, will of Alfred the Great (fols. 29v-33r), six ages of the world, tracts on Anglo-Saxon saints, letters, charters, part of a Gospel Lectionary (Christmas to Palm Sunday, fols. 41rv [misplaced text]-49v), lists of relics --
Hand:
English Carolingian Minuscule -- Vernacular Minuscule
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Two full page figural drawings: King Cnut and Queen Emma (Aelfgifu) place a golden cross on the altar of the New Minster below Christ the judge sitting between Peter and Mary (f. 6r), Last Judgment (mostly on f. 7r with some figures on 6v)
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Paleography (Rm. 715Q) Oversize Z 115An .Ea76 v.26 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete -- Monochrome with 9 color plates.
Series:
Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, 26
Publication Date:
1996
Place of Publication:
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Publisher:
Rosenkilde and Bagger
Printer:
Special-Trykkeriet Viborg a-s, Denmark
Notes:
Other names: Simon Keynes
Type of Text:
bilingual, charters, documents, donations, hagiographical, Lectionary, letters, liturgical, mixed, necrology, religious, vernacular