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Detailed record for Burney 200

ff. 1-12v 
Author Attributed to Donato degli Albanzani
Title Table of capitula
ff. 13-348v 
Author Livy
Title Ab urbe condita (third, first, and fourth decades)
Origin Italy, N. (Milan?)
Date 1440
Language Latin
Script Semi-humanistic
Decoration 1 large initial, in colours and gold, almost completely excised (f. 13).
Dimensions in mm 395 x 280 (260 x 180) in two columns
Official foliation ff. ii + 351 (ff. i-ii and 350-351are modern flyleaves)
Collation Most leaves are now singletons, but the former collation can be deduced from catchwords, etc.: i12 (ff. 1-12), ii-xii10 (ff. 13-122), xiii8 (ff. 123-130), xiv-xxxiv10 (ff. 131-340), xxxv10-1 (last leaf missing, probably blank; ff. 341-349
Form Paper codex, with one parchment bifolium (ff. 13, 22)
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Written in 1440 by Leo de Domo of Milan, with his colophon: 'Anno d(omi)ni n(ost)ri y(hes)u (christ)i Natiuitatis M[c]ccco xl die Sabati xiiij mensis maij. expletum fuit opus istud p(er) Leonem de domo quem nobilem Illustris Ciuitatis m(edio)l(an)i. Quem deus …' (f. 348v); the watermark is closest to C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: Distionnaire historique des marques du papier dès leur apparition vers 1282 jusqu'en 1600, A Facsimile of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. by Allan Stevenson, 4 vols (Amsterdam: The Paper Publications Society, 1968), nos. 6591 (used in Milan, c.1420) and 6592 (used in the area of Milan, Bergamo, etc. c.1430-45).
Melchion de Squassis, c.1440: following the colophon is a list of definitions of miltary words and a list of the seventeen Roman provinces, at the end of which is '… deo gratias Altissimo amen / Est Melchionis de squassis.', all in script contemporay with that of the main scribe (f. 348v).
Antonio Beccaria (d. 1474) of Verona: marginalia in humanistic script are identified in unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library as being in the hand, and this may be no. 42 in the list of his books edited by G. P. Marchi (see Watson 1979).
James Edwards (b. 1756, d. 1816), book collector and bookseller: his catalogue, 1790, item 382.
John Haddon Hindley (b. 1765, d. 1827), orientalist: his sale, 4 March 1793, lot 1201, bought by Egerton for £4 14s. 6d.
John Egerton, Catalogue of Books, including the Library of John Smeaton … and Many Other Collections, 1794, item 1506, priced £12 12s.
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 Watermark of a flower with eight petals.
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. 57.

G. Billanovich, 'Petrarch and the Textual Tradition of Livy', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 14 (1951), 137-208 (p. 174 n. 3).

T. A. Dorey, 'Livy XXI-XXV: Petrarch and the codices deteriores', Euphrosyne: revista de filologia classica n.s. 3 (1969), 59-72 (p. 65).

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in the Department of Manuscripts, The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), no. 501.

Michael D. Reeve, 'The Place of P in the Stemma of Livy 1-10', in Medieval Manuscripts of the Latin Classics: Production and Use, ed. by Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel and Margaret M. Smith (Leiden: Anderrson-Lovelace and the Red Gull Press, 1996) pp. 75-90 (p. 89).
Last revised: 14 January 2005


ff. 13-348v
Livy Ab urbe condita (third, first, and fourth decades)
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Decorated initial, mostly excised

f. 13
Decorated initial, mostly excised

f. 13

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