Vellum, 14.625 x 9.5, ff. 432 + 1, three main columns of 59 lines. Late 13th cent. or early 14th cent., in a fine hand (probably two hands).
Donor, T. C. S. On f. 1: the price xli.
From Christ Church, Canterbury. On f. 1: Concordancie de studio domini prioris ecclesie christi Cant. (Ancient Libraries, p. 512).
Collation: 112 - 3112 3210 3312 3410 3512 3612 378? (wants 5-8), 1 flyleaf.
Cuilibet uolenti requirere concordantias
-usque in finem capituli protendatur.
Fine gold initial to each main division (and to prologue) on a ground of delicate
red pen-work which leaves a foliage pattern in white.
A. a. a. Jer. 1. a domine deus.
Ends f. 432b : in Uolucris.
The last leaf is a faintly-written cancel-leaf of the letter P (Plenus, etc.) unfinished;
Two comical drawings in the same ink as the initial decorations: on f.1r a bier with a chicken under a pall, borne by two dogs; a dog carrying a book and wearing a stole; and a rabbit ringing two bells. The 'priest-dog' has LAMB written above. On f.343r (letter 5) a rabbit chasing a dog which looks back over its shoulder.
R.W. Hunt, 'The library of the Abbey of St Albans'. In M.B. Parkes and A.G. Watson (eds.), Medieval scribes, manuscripts & libraries: essays presented to N.R. Ker (London, 1978) p.261 n.52.