Isidori De natura rerum


Bern, Burgerbibliothek, A 92.20

Lowe Elias Avery, Codices Latini Antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part VII: Switzerland, Oxford 1956 (Osnabrück 1982)., p. 6 (CLA VII.857) (Printed)

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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

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