Main catalogue of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury library. IE TCD MS 360: folios 27r-96v Public Deposited

Main catalogue of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury library. IE TCD MS 360: folios 27r-96v

Alternative title
  • Catalogue of Books of St Augustine's Abbey at Canterbury
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 360, folios 27-96
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 27r-96v: Catalogue proper of the library of St Augustine’s Abbey, arranged by subject, including biblical and theological works; liturgical texts; didactic works; prognostics and prophecies; history and Latin prose writing; natural sciences and medicine; Trivium and Quadrivium; vernacular texts; hagiography; alchemy; canon law. Catalogue entries provide details of individual volumes, such as the second folio, textual contents, pressmarks, and names of donors or former owners. Duplicate entries are noted with cross-references. The pressmarks denote the location of a book by bookcase (Distinctio) and shelf (Gradus) number. 1 Prima pars biblie sancti Gregorii. 2o fo. in prohemio in doctrina. D. i Gradu i.2 Secunda pars biblie sancti Gregorii. 2o fo. non feram. D. i Gradu i. -Summa introductoria super officio aduocacioniscomposita a domino Iohanne (Bonadiuncta orBonaduincta) non hic quia superius in questionibusBartholomei Brixensis Roberti Louente.Evidence suggests the catalogue is incomplete, such as register and index entries then not listed in the catalogue proper including works of civil law, and a number of books identified as extant from the library do not feature as entries in the catalogue (B.C. Barker-Benfield, (2008) vol 1, 53-57; M.R. James (1903), lx-lxiii). Some loss of text due to tear (40r-v). 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_061
  • 0152359


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