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Detailed record for Burney 164

Author Pseudo-Cicero; Grillius
Title Rhetorica ad Herennium (ff. 1-65); In Ciceronis libros de inventione (ff. 65-67)
Origin Italy, Central? (Perugia?)
Date 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Semi-humanistic
Decoration 4 large initials in red or blue, with penwork decoration in the other colour (ff. 1, 8, 23v, 35v). Small initials in red or blue. Guide-letters.
Dimensions in mm 215 x 145 (130 x 90)
Official foliation ff. iv + 73 + 67*, 67**, 67*** (ff. i-iv, 70-73 are flyleaves, ff. 71-68 are former flyleaves, f. 69 is a former pastedown)
Collation i-vii10 (ff. 1-67***), viii2 (ff. 68-69).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of polished diced brown leather; a former binding was perhaps clasped on all three sides.
Provenance Francesco Maturanzio (d. 1518), humanist of Perugia.
The monastery of S. Pietro, Perugia, of the Congregation of Sta. Giustina of Padua, bequeathed by Maturanzio: 'Ex Testamento Francisci Maturantij’ and 'Est mon(aster)ij S. Petri de Perusio sig. No. 91' (f. 1, both partially erased); 'Simo(n) franc(iscus) not(ariu)s mo(naste)rij S(an)c(t)i petri', 16th century (f. 1); 'S. Petri de Perusio', 17th century (f. 18v); cf. Burney 88 and 96.
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 For similar ownership inscriptions relating to Francesco Maturanzio cf. Perugia, Biblioteca 'Augusta' delle Comune, MS C. 53 (170).
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. 53.

Giulio Battelli, 'Gli antichi codici di San Pietro di Perugia', Bolletino della Deputazione di Storia Patria per l'Umbria, 44 (1967), 242-66 (pp. 257-58; reprinted in his collected essays: Scritti scelti: codici, documenti, archivi (Rome: Multigrafica, 1975), pp. 357-381) (also retaining original pagination).
Last revised: 05 January 2005


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