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Detailed record for Burney 15

ff. 2-261v 
Title Psalter, parallel Greek and Latin text (ff. 2-227v); Odes, parallel Greek and Latin text (ff. 228-256v); Te Deum, in Latin (ff. 256v-258); Athanasian Creed, in Latin (ff. 258-261v)
 
ff. 262-265v 
Title Midnight office, daily and Sunday offices
 
f. 266-266v 
Title Alphabetical table of contents
 
Origin Italy
Date c. 1500
Language Greek and Latin
Script Greek minuscule and Humanistic
Decoration Large gold zoomorphic initial made up of a bird (f. 21v) and large and small red initials in the Greek text, many with penwork decoration. Large and small simple red initials in the Latin text.
Dimensions in mm 165 x 115 (120 x 75) in two columns
Official foliation ff. i + 269 (ff. i, 1, 1*, and 267-69 are paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Blue-green leather with gold tooling, 18th century; gilt edges, with Greek-style 'Creton' edge painting underneath; marbled endpapers.
Provenance ? Offered for sale in James Edwards 1790 catalogue, item 461.
Price of £10 10s, probably before 1812 (inscription '10.10, upper left-hand corner, f. i verso).
James Edwards (b. 1756, d. 1816), book collector and bookseller, given to Burney after 1792 (inscription, f. 1).
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 f. 266v is a palimpsest, the lower text in Greek.
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. 3.

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. 1658.

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


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ff. 2-261v
Psalter, parallel Greek and Latin text (ff. 2-227v); Odes, parallel Greek and Latin text (ff. 228-256v); Te Deum, in Latin (ff. 256v-258); Athanasian Creed, in Latin (ff. 258-261v)
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Illuminated initial

f. 21v
Illuminated initial
Detail

f. 21v
Detail

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