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Oxford, St John’s College, MS 17, fol. 7v
St. John's 17 is a compilation of texts, tables, maps and diagrams. It is organised around the central theme of time-reckoning and calendar construction - what in the Middle Ages was called computus.

St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 270, p. 52
Educational manuscript from the monastery of St. Gall.

Cambridge, University Library, MS Ll.l.10, fol. 31v; Book of Cerne
The Book of Cerne is a composite manuscript. The central section, part II (fols 2-99), is a ninth-century prayerbook written in principally in Latin with some glosses in Old English. It contains a selection of extracts from the gospels, prayers and…

Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS 1761, f. 101r
Glossae in Bibliam et glossae variae (‘Enzyklopädisches Schulbuch’); Glosses on the Bible and various glosses (‘Encyclopaedic Schoolbook’)

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 41, p. 329: Old English Bede
MS 41 contains the Old English translation of Bede's Ecclesiastical History.

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 146, p. 304: The Samson Pontifical
This manuscript is known as the Samson Pontifical because it contains an added formula for professing obedience in the presence of Samson, bishop of Worcester 1096-1112.

St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1395, p. 418
Composite collection from the Abbey Library of St. Gall, including the oldest Vulgate version of the Gospels, fragments of Psalm manuscripts in Latin and in Greek from the 7th and the 10th centuries respectively, and a large number of Irish fragments…

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 422, p. 5; The Red Book of Darley
CCCC MS 422 consists of two parts, which were together by the twelfth century. The first, a tenth-century volume, contains two Old English texts about the dialogue between Solomon and Saturn, one in poetry (also found in CCCC MS 41) and one in prose.…

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 190, p. 130; Penitential
CCCC MS 190 is a very complex and interesting volume, with multiple layers of additions and alterations. It was made over the course of the eleventh century, with at least some parts written at Exeter, where it has later provenance. At its core is a…
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