The Lindisfarne Gospels

Title:
The Lindisfarne Gospels
Library:
British Library
Language:
Anglo-Saxon [Old English], Latin, Old English
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Cotton Nero D. IV
Alternate Names:
Evangeliorum quattuor Codex Lindisfarnensis; Musei Britannici Codex Cottonianus Nero D. IV --
Origin:
probably Lindisfarne
Dimensions:
259 folios -- 338-340 x 250 mm.
Date Description:
700-725
Content:
A “pure” early representative Vulgate text of the Gospels, with Old-English interlinear continuous gloss added circa 950 by a priest named Aldred (when the book was at Chester-le-Street) --
Hand:
Calligraphic half-uncial (main text in two columns), also known as Insular Majuscule (E.A. Lowe) and Reformed Phase-II Insular half-uncial (Julian Brown) -- occasional cursive minuscule (especially at the end of a page) -- display lettering in the incipit pages --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Eusebian Canon tables -- five carpet pages (fols. 2v, 26v, 94v, 138v, 210v) -- Chi-Rho Page (fol. 29r) -- Evangelist portraits (fols. 25v, 93v, 137v, 209v) -- Incipit pages (fols. 3r, 27r, 95r, 139r, 211r) -- Chi-Rho Page (fol. 29r) -- decorated major and minor initials -- some use of gold, both in leaf and powdered form --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize BS 2554 .A63 L5 1956 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Publication Date:
1956
Place of Publication:
Olten & Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher:
Urs Graf
Notes:
T.D. Kendrick ... [et al.].
Type of Text:
Biblical, bilingual, glosses, Gospel Book, liturgical, New Testament, religious, translation, vernacular