Isidori De natura rerum


Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. A 92.20

General Information

Title Isidorus de Natura Rerum (capp. 33-36, 37-38)
Place of Origin Written in France, probably in the Loire region
Date of Origin saec. VIII-IX
Script, Hands

Script is pre-Carolingian minuscule of French type: a formed like contiguous oc is the rule, Caroline a is the exception; d has two forms, a number of ligatures are used, among them ct and the analogous at, ri and st.

Chapter-heading in red uncial now very pale.

Ink dark brown.

General Remarks

Punctuation: here and there the group *,* marks the main pause, the medial point lesser pauses. Abbreviation include b;, q; = bus, que (and quae); = autem; n/ = nus; p_, p- = per, prae; qd- = quod; s- = sunt; t2 = tur. Spelling shows confusion of e and i, o and u, ci for ti, and e for ae.

Original Condition

Ruling Ruling on the flesh-side, apparently before folding. Double bounding lines enclose the text.

Current Condition

More about the Current Condition

Two single folios enclose now sewn together.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation

Persons: A rota with touches of red and yellow is seen on fol. 2.


  • Content Item
    • Persons Isidorus
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title De Natura Rerum
    • Content Description

      Capp. 33-36, 37-38

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  • Hagen, Hermann: Catalogus codicum Bernensium (Bibliotheca Bongarsiana), Hildesheim 1974 (Reprint).
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