Alright, I got tempted. I did a google search on BHL 6106, the chapter of John of the Deacon’s Life of St Nicholas that I am currently translating, or rather prevaricating about translating!
Almost instantly I came up with two manuscripts at the French National Library. The first is 12th century, Ms. BNF Paris Latin 5573. The splendid catalogue – which came up with the match – is here. At the bottom is a link to a full digital manuscript, fully downloadable. The catalogue tells me which folio to look on. Magic.
The next was BNF Paris Latin 18303, 11th century, and really rather attractive! Catalogue is here. I downloaded it and scrolled to fol. 37, and there is the start of my text:
Magic. This sort of thing is so easy. Everyone should do it!
Well done the BNF for getting this stuff up there and out there.