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Detailed record for Burney 252

Author Pseudo-Seneca, and others
Title Epistolae, etc.
Origin Spain
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin, and Spanish translations
Script Semi-humanistic
Decoration Large puzzle initials in blue and red, with red and purple pen-flourishing (ff. 1, 4v, etc.). Small initials in blue with red pen-flourishing, or red with purple pen-flourishing. Paraphs in plain blue.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 140 (145 x 80)
Official foliation ff. ii + 234 + 8*, 8**, 8*** (ff. i-ii and 227-234 are original paper flyleaves)
Collation i14-1 (ff. i-ii, 1-8** + 2 pastedowns), ii-iv32 (ff. 8***-71), v-vi24 (ff. 72-119), vii28 (ff. 120-147), viii26 (ff. 148-173), ix24 (ff. 174-197), x20 (ff. 198-217), xi20-2 (19th-20th leaves missing, probably blank; ff. 218-234 + 1 pastedown).
Form Paper codex
Binding Post-1600. Pre-Burney binding of blind-stamped red velvet over paper-covered pasteboards.
Provenance 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. 65.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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f. 4v
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f. 4v
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