Durham, Durham Cathedral Library, MS A.II.17
Cambridge, Magdalene College Library, MS Pepys 2981, no. 19

Durham Gospels Facsimile Edition

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Surviving in fragments today, the Durham Gospels is one of the earliest decorated Christian Gospel books created in the British Isles, likely produced in the Lindisfarne monastery in the late seventh or early eighth century. It is a remarkable testament to the impressive manuscript culture that flourished in early medieval Britain, and the two surviving illustrations—an incipit page and a crucifixion scene—are exemplary of the colorful, stylized figures and complex knotwork that mark the Insular or Hiberno-Saxon artistic style.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Durham Gospels": The Durham Gospels facsimile edition, published by Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1980

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Manuscript book description compiled by Britt Boler Hunter.
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The Durham Gospels

Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1980

  • Commentary (English) by Verey, Christopher D.; Brown, Thomas J.; Coatsworth, Elizabeth
  • Full-size color reproduction of one or more portions of the original document, Durham Gospels: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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