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THE ALCHUINE BIBLE, now found in the British Museum.

(Anglo-Saxon, Ninth Century.) During the dark period which elapsed between the date of St. Jerome's Vulgate

revision of the Scriptures and the close of the eighth century, the text of the Sacred Volume had become so corrupted by the carelessness of

transcribers, that a fresh revision became necessary, and was undertaken by the great Anglo-Saxon scholar Alchuine, at the direction of

his patron Charlemagne, and completed in the year 800.

The Alchuine Bible in the British Museum

(Ninth Century) During the dark period which elapsed between the date of St. Jerome's Vulgate revision of the Scriptures and the close of the eighth century, the text of the Sacred Volume had become so corrupted by the carelessness and willfulness of transcribers that a fresh revision became necessary, and was undertaken by the great Anglo-Saxon scholar, Alchuine, at the direction of his patron, Charlemagne, and was completed during the year 800. The volume (which is now numbered MS. Add., 10,546) consists of 449 leaves of fine vellum, measuring 20 inches by 1434, written in double columns of small Caroline minuscule characters, with fifty or fifty-two lines on a full page.

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THE

UNIVERSAL ANTHOLOGY

A COLLECTION OF THE BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT, MEDIÆVAL AND MODERN,

WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND EXPLANATORY Notes

EDITED BY

RICHARD GARNETT
KEEPER OF PRINTED BOOKS AT THB BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, 1851 to 1899

LEON VALLÉE

LIBRARIAN AT THE BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE, PARIS, SINCB 1871

ALOIS BRANDL

PROFESSOR OP LITERATURB IN THE IMPERIAL UNIVERSITY OP BERLIN

Volume Tbirteen

PUBLISHED BY

THE CLARKE COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MERRILL & BAKER, NEW YORK

EMILE TERQUEM, PARIS
BIBLIOTHEK VERLAG, BERLIN

Lit 2020.231

HARVARD COLLEGF

LIBRARY

Entered at Stationers' Hall

London, 1899

Droits de reproduction et de traduction réservé

Paris, 1899

Alle rechte, insbesondere das der Übersetzung, vorbehalten

Berlin, 1899

Proprieta Letieraria, Riservaté tutti i divitti

Rome, 1899

Copyright 1899

by
Richard Garnett

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