Locations register of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury library catalogue. IE TCD MS 360: folios 1r-12v Public Deposited

Locations register of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury library catalogue. IE TCD MS 360: folios 1r-12v

Alternative title
  • Catalogue of Books of St Augustine's Abbey at Canterbury
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 360, folios 1-12
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Publisher location
  • England
  • Canterbury
Date Created
  • approximately 1474-1497
  • IE TCD MS 360, Catalogue of Books of St Augustine's Abbey at Canterbury, folios 1r-12v: Register indicating the locations of books within the monastery. The register is presented in a grid or spreadsheet format, divided into columns numbered 1-133 representing the medieval pagination of the MS, and rows varying in number up to 41 per page representing individual entry numbers per page in the catalogue proper (c). The register records if a book is housed in the library, cloister, vestry or held by a named individual (for example, item 25 (1) ‘in manibus ducis Glocestrie, perditur’). Register incomplete, with many spaces left blank including entries relating to canon law texts and duplicate catalogue entries. 11v-12v left blank. Binding executed for the College about 1830 in blind-tooled calf leather. Further information:
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  • This description was adapted (2021) from the following sources: T.K. Abbott, 'Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin' (Dublin, 1900), no. 360 M.L. Colker, 'Trinity College Library Dublin Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts' (Aldershot, 1991), no. 360 M.L. Colker, 'Trinity College Dublin: Supplement One : Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts', (Dublin, 2008), 198 B.C. Barker-Benfield (ed.), 'Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues: St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury' (London, 2008) 3 vols. For TCD MS 360 see J.H. Todd in 'Notes and Queries', first series, 1 (1849) 84 (list unattributed to St Augustine's Abbey); F. Madden in 'Notes and Queries', second series, 1 (1856) 485-486 (Madden, who saw the codex in Dublin in 1835, was the first to identify the library inventoried in the codex as that of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury); E. Edwards, 'Libraries and Founders of Libraries', (London, 1865), vol. 1, 102-104; G. Becker, 'Catalogi bibliothecarum antiqui' (Bonn, 1885), 302 no. 326; T. Gottlieb, 'Über mittelalterliche Bibliotheken', (Leipzig, 1890), 159-160; M.R. James (ed.), 'The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover' (Cambridge, 1903), lvi-lxxx, lxxxii, 173-406, 515-522, 538-544; M.R. James (ed.), 'Lists of Manuscripts Formerly Owned by Dr. John Dee', Supplement of The Bibliographical Society's Transactions no. 1, (1921), no. 128; N.R. Ker, 'Medieval Libraries of Great Britain', second edition, Royal Historical Society, (London, 1964), 40; A.B. Emden, 'Donors of Books to Saint Augustine's Abbey Canterbury', Oxford Bibliographical Societies Occasional Publications 4, (Oxford, 1968), 1, 35, with pl. 1; E.F. Flindell, 'Joh[ann]is Cottonis: Corrigenda et Addenda' in 'Musica Disciplina' 23 (1969) 7; D. McMillan, 'La Chevalerie Vivien dans le MS. dit 'De Savile' notes prolégoméniques', in 'Études de langue et de littérature du Moyen-âge: offertes à Félix Lecoy', (Paris, 1973), 365-366; M. Blaess, 'Les manuscrits français dans les monastères anglais au moyen âge', in Romania 94 (1973) 351-356; A.G. Watson, 'John Twyne of Canterbury (d. 1581) as a collector of medieval manuscripts: a preliminary investigation', in 'The Library', vol. s6-VIII, Issue 2 (June 1986) 142; J. Roberts and A.G. Watson, 'John Dee's Library Catalogue', (London, 1990) (item M128) 15, 66, 123, 245; D.N. Bell, 'An index of Cistercian authors and works in medieval library catalogues in Great Britain' (Kalamazoo, MI, 1994); M.D. Reeve, review of M.L. Colker, 'Trinity College Library Dublin, Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts', in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 45 (1994), 689; M. Budny, 'Insular, Anglo-Saxon and Early Anglo-Norman Manuscript Art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge', volume 1 (of 2 volumes), (Kalamazoo, 1997), 11, 101, 207, 239, 268, 689, 707, 713, 788; F. Klassen, 'English manuscripts of magic, 1300-1500', in Conjuring spirits: Texts and traditions of medieval ritual magic (University Park, PA, 1998) 3-31; S. Page, 'Image-magic texts and a Platonic cosmology at St Augustine's, Canterbury in the late Middle Ages', in Magic and the classical tradition (London, 2006) 69-98; S. Page, 'Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe' (University Park, PA, 2013). Catalogue of St Augustine's Abbey (no. BA1) listed on Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (MLGB3) online: [accessed 23 March 2021]
  • Digitisation work made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Resource type
  • pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • calf (leather)
  • English
Digital Object Id
  • MS360_001
  • 0152357


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