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Detailed record for Burney 14

ff. 3-270 
Title Psalter (ff. 3-186v); Odes 1-9 (ff. 186v-203); Horologion (ff. 204-221); Canon to the Virgin (ff. 221v-225v); Great canon for the evening office (ff. 226-270)
 
ff. 271-274 
Title Table of feast days in between 1474 and 1493
 
ff. 275-337 
Title Menologion
 
Origin Italy, Central (Florence)
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration 2 miniatures and foliate borders in gold and colours at the beginning of Psalms 1 and 77 (ff. 3, 93v). Simple gold headpieces. Large gold initials and gold display script (chrysography).
Dimensions in mm 100 x 70 (65 x 45)
Official foliation ff. 344 (ff. i-iii, 1, 2, and 342-344 are paper flyleaves; ff. 2*-*** are parchment flyleaves; ff. 338-341 are part of the last gathering).
Collation i-xxxiii 10 (ff. 3-332); xxxiv nine (ff. 333-341).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of diced polished calf, rebacked in 1950; gilt and gauffered edges.
Provenance Inscription: 'Ggo? Antonius M[superscript a] De Colivis 1683,' (f. 1).
between 1600 and 1699 inscription: 'Cosina Ercolo 168' (f. 1).
Inscribed '£12' (f. 2c verso).
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Notes See also Burney 70 for another Greek manuscript made in Florence in the last quarter of the 15th century with a similar decorated border.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840 ), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 2.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra (Turin: Roux, 1890), no. 268.

Alfred Rahlfs, Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments, für das Septuaginta-Unternehmen, Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-historische Klasse (Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1914), p. 106, no. 1657.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts, (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 27.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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ff. 3-270
Psalter (ff. 3-186v); Odes 1-9 (ff. 186v-203); Horologion (ff. 204-221); Canon to the Virgin (ff. 221v-225v); Great canon for the evening office (ff. 226-270)
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David

f. 3
David
Detail

f. 3
Detail
Moses

f. 93v
Moses
 
Detail

f. 93v
Detail

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