Benedictional of St. Aethelwold

Title:
Benedictional of St. Aethelwold
Library:
British Library
Language:
Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Additional 49598 (olim Duke of Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth)
Alternate Names:
Benedictional of Ethelwold -- Benedictional of Saint Ethelwold -- Benedictional of Saint Æthelwold
Origin:
Winchester?
Dimensions:
119 folios -- 292 x 225 mm.
Date Description:
963-984
Content:
Benedictional, i.e. collection of solemn blessings for the use of a bishop -- detailed listing of contents is given on pp. 20-23
Hand:
Mostly Caroline minuscule [Carolingian minuscule] -- uncial -- capitalis quadrata [square capitals] --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
28 full-page miniatures (there were probably another 15) -- the text in 19 pages is surrounded by an elaborate frame -- 2 historiated initials -- gold paint -- red rubrics --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Reference (Rm. 715) ND 3362.5 .B46 2002 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color reproduction of the entire manuscript though it would seem that the margins must be wider in the original (the text block is the correct size) --
Publication Date:
2002
Place of Publication:
London, Great Britain
Publisher:
The British Library
Printer:
University Press, Cambridge
Notes:
Introduction by Andrew Prescott --
Type of Text:
benedictional, liturgical, religious