Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 55 Bede, In proverbia Salomonis

  • Latin
  • s. ix
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish, Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • parchment
A copy of Bede’s commentary on Proverbs (In proverbia Salomonis), with flyleaves from a manuscript of Irish provenance.
Provenance and related aspects
s. ix
9th century.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Distinct units
flyleaves in the front

Fragment of Augustine’s De quantitate animae, with Old Irish glosses.

Laon, Bibliothèque munici…  1-105

Bede’s commentary on the Book of Proverbs (In proverbia Salomonis).

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Meyer, Kuno, “Über eine Handschrift von Laon”, Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 17 (1914): 480–481.
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