The Stonyhurst Gospel of Saint John

Title:
The Stonyhurst Gospel of Saint John
Library:
The British Library
Language:
Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
(Stonyhurst College 55)
Alternate Names:
St. John Gospels -- St. Cuthbert Gospel of St. John -- Saint Cuthbert Gospel --
Origin:
Northumbria
Dimensions:
94 folios -- ca .135 x 90 mm.
Date Description:
Late 7th century
Content:
The Gospel of St. John (Wordsworth & White’s S text) -- The leather cover of this book is also dated to the end of the seventh century and is the oldest extant decorated bookbinding made in Europe -- This book was found inside St. Cuthbert’s coffin in 1104 --
Hand:
uncial with Insular symptoms -- "capitular uncial" (see p. 6-7 of Introduction) -- with occasional brief marginal notations in Insular minuscule
Illuminations:
No
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection PR 1105 .R7 1969 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
complete manuscript -- full-size -- monochrome -- The front cover is reproduced in color as the frontispiece -- many detailed monochrome photographs of the binding and the back cover --
Publication Date:
1969
Place of Publication:
Oxford, Great Britain
Publisher:
The Roxburghe Club
Printer:
Oxford University Press
Notes:
Edited by T. Julian Brown, with a technical description of the binding by Roger Powell and Peter Waters. Location Notes: Manuscript on loan from the English Province of the Society of Jesus, London
Type of Text:
Biblical, gospel, liturgical, New Testament, religious