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:
Das Buch von Lindisfarne : Cotton Ms Nero D.iv der British Library, London -- The Lindisfarne Gospels : Cotton MS Nero D.iv of the British Library, London -- Codex Lindisfarnensis -- St. Cuthbert Gospels -- The Durham Book --
Origin:
Probably Lindisfarne (Great Britain)
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) -- note: If the codex was the work of the one artist-scribe Eadfrith, it would have taken at least a decade to complete it (see p. 270 of v. 1 of commentary)
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 ND 3359 .L5 L56 2002 facsimile + 2 comment. vols. Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
2002
Place of Publication:
Luzern, Switzerland
Publisher:
Facsimile Verlag Luzern
Printer:
Print & Art GmbH, Graz
Notes:
Commentary volumes edited by Michelle P. Brown -- Transcription and translation of Aldred's "colophon group" (fols. 259r) on pp. 102-104 of v.2 of the commentary (translation only on pp. 207-208 of v. 1 of commentary) --
Type of Text:
Biblical, Gospel Book, liturgical, New Testament, religious, translation, vernacular