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Library Place Paris
Library Name BnF
Shelfmark MS Lat. 4877
Folio Range Whole MS (171 fols)
  • Francia (?)

Collection of Jean-Baptiste Colbert

  • Orosius, Historiae adversus paganos (1r-94v, 168r-171v)
  • Paul the Deacon, Historia Langobardorum (95r-141r)
  • Einhard, Vita Karoli Magni (141r-150v)
  • Vita Alexandri Magni (150v-161v)
  • Alexandri ad Aristotelem epistula de situ Indiae (161v-167v).
Old Breton Materials Yes
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

There is no clear evidence to suggest that this late MS was written in Brittany; it is more likely that its four Old Breton glosses (and one Old English gloss) on Orosius's Historiae were copied from a (much older?) Breton exemplar, probably close to Rome (Città del Vaticano), BAV,, and Leiden, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit, MS Voss. Lat. F 13 (cf. Lambert 1988: 216–17, who points out that some of these glosses 'indiquent au moins un contact avec les Bretons insulaires').

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog n/a
Essential bibliography

BnF Archives et Manuscrits; Lambert 1988: 216–17; Lambert 2018: 40.

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-06-07 14:44:20
Author Jacopo Bisagni
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