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Beinecke MS 126 Italy, s. XII^^2
Bible, with glossa ordinaria (fragment)
ff. 1r-66v //appetitur. adducet eam ad sacerdotem et offeret
oblationem pro illa decimam partem...que precepit dominus per manum
moisi ad filios israel in campestribus moab super iordanem contra
Book of Numbers (begins imperfectly at 5.14) with glossa ordinaria
(Stegmueller, v. 9, no. 11784; PL 113. 390-446).
Parchment, ff. ii (paper) + 66 + ii (paper), 314 x 202 (size of
written space varies; written space of biblical text when no gloss
present: 192 x 124; when gloss in three margins: 192 x 55 mm.). Text of
Numbers written in ca. 21 widely spaced lines suitable for interlinear
notes; gloss in 49 lines (but never in lower margin). Single vertical
bounding lines for both text and gloss. Ruled in hard point or pale
brown ink; prickings in upper, lower, and outer margins.
I-VII^^8, VIII^^10. Catchwords near lower edge of folio.
Written by a single scribe in two sizes of Carolingian minuscule.
Binding: s. xx. Vellum case with brown paper sides.
Written in Italy in the second half of the 12th century; early
provenance unknown. Belonged to Edward Duff Balken (bookplate).
Unidentified note from a sale catalogue (no. 41) pasted inside front
cover. Presented to Yale in 1950 by Henry Fletcher.
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 32, no. 126.
Barbara A. Shailor