SCRIBE B: SULPITUS SEVERUS

MS 1554
MS Short Title SCRIBE B: SULPITUS SEVERUS
Text SULPITIUS SEVERUS: DE BEATI MARTINI VITA, CH. XIII & XVI
Description MS in Latin on vellum, St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire, England, mid 12th c., 1 partial f., 9x12 cm, 1 of originally 2 columns, (column width 9 cm), 12 lines remaining in Romanesque book script of very fine quality by scribe "B" of St. Albans Abbey.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of St. Albans, Hertfordshire (ca. 1150- ca. 1537); 2. Dr. George Salt, Cambridge, MS 8 (-1991); 3. Sotheby's 17.12.1991:8a.
Commentary Scribe "B" was the chief scribe of the St. Albans' scriptorium during the abbacy of Ralph Gubiun, 1146-51. He wrote several MSS, now in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and St. Petersburg. He is distinguished by the elegance and flamboyance of his script. Cfr. R.M. Thomson: Manuscripts from St. Albans Abbey 1066-1235. Publ. for the University of Tasmania, pp. 29-30.
Place of origin England
Dates mid 12c AD

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