File NLW MS 21693B - Distinctiones

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NLW MS 21693B




  • [early XIII cent.] (Creation)

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26 ff. : Parchment ; c. 215 x 160 mm.

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Bookplate of 'Tho Mostyn 1744 No. 76'; sold in 1920, it then passed through the collections of J. P. R. Lyell and H. Bradfer-Lawrence.

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An early-thirteenth century collection of distinctiones from the Mostyn library. The distinctiones are theological and scriptural and, to a small extent, merely grammatical. They are set out in the characteristically medieval schematic pattern. Quotations in the distinctiones are mostly from Scripture; there are also however some from the Fathers, from the Liturgy and, among the pagan writers, Boethius, Virgil, Ovid and Lucan. The compilation appears in part at least to be an original one. It is the work of one hand, an English one, well written and prettily decorated in red and green.

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  • Latin

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21693B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 21693B.