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Detailed record for Burney 190

ff. 2-79 
Author Juvenal
Title Satires
 
ff. 79-92v 
Author Aulus Persius Flaccus
Title Satires
 
Origin Italy, Central (Florence)
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic, written ‘above top line’
Scribe Perhaps by the same scribe as the former Major J. R. Abbey MS JA 3164 (see J. J. G. Alexander and A. C. de la Mare, The Italian manuscripts in the Library of Major J. R. Abbey, (London: Faber, 1969), p. 63).
Artists In a style close to Attavante degli Attavanti
Decoration 1 full foliate border, heraldic arms, putti, unicorn, and profile heads (f. 2). 2 large initials, in colours and gold (ff. 2, 79). Small initials in plain blue (or absent).
Dimensions in mm 225 x 140 (135 x 75)
Official foliation ff. ii + 96 (ff. i-ii, 94-96 are flyleaves)
Collation Uncertain; perhaps mainly in quires of 10 leaves.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of diced brown leather; edges gilt and gauffered.
Provenance A member of the Tedaldi family of Florence: the family's arms, or, three bars-gemels gules, a lion rampant azure langued and armed gules (f. 2).
Sir Charles Hedges (bap. c.1650, d. 1714), lawyer and politician: inscribed 'This beautiful MS was brought from Italy and presented to Sr Charles Hedges, Secretary of State in the Reign of Queen Anne' (f. 1).
John Haddon Hindley (b. 1765, d.1827), orientalist: his sale, 4 March 1793, lot 1196, bought by Finch for £5 7s. 6d.
William Ford (b. 1771, d. 1832) bookseller and print dealer, of Liverpool and Manchester: his catalogue, 1807, I, p. 235, no. 4866.
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.
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. 56.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra (Turin: Roux, 1890), no. 284.

J. J. G. Alexander and A. C. de la Mare, The Italian Manuscripts in the Library of Major J. R. Abbey (London: Faber and Faber, 1969), p. 63.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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ff. 2-79
Juvenal Satires
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f. 2
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f. 2
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Illuminated border and initial

f. 2
Illuminated border and initial
 
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f. 2
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ff. 79-92v
Aulus Persius Flaccus Satires
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Illuminated initial

f. 79
Illuminated initial
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f. 79
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