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Detailed record for Burney 270

Author Virgil ; Pseudo-Virgil; Pseudo-Ovid
Title Aeneis , with prologue, and most Argumenta
Origin Italy, Central (Rome)
Date 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Scribe Andrea da Firenze, according to the unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library.
Decoration A full border, decorated with foliate interlace and arms (f. 1). 11 partial borders of white vine-stem with gold balls (ff. 15, 30, 43v, 57, 73v, 90v, 106, 119v, 135, 152, and 168) at the beginning of the other books. Gold white vine-stem initials.
Dimensions in mm 265 x 165 (175 x 85)
Official foliation ff. iii + 189 (ff. i and 189 are paper flyleaves; ff. ii, iii and 186-188 are parchment flyleaves; ff. 186-188 part of the last gathering)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Tooled brown polished calf, rebacked; tooled gilt edges.
Provenance Written by Andrea da Firenze for a member of the Strozzi family: their arms (f. 1), identified in unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library.
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: The British Museum, 1834-1840 ), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), pp. 68-69.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra (Turin: Roux, 1890), no. 294.

R. D. Williams and T. S. Pattie Virgil. His Poetry through the Ages (London: British Library, 1982), pp. 79-80; no. 33, p. 130, the second plate (no page number).
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Decorated initials, border, and arms of the Strozzi family

f. 1
Decorated initials, border, and arms of the Strozzi family
Detail of initial and upper border

f. 1
Detail of initial and upper border
Detail of lower border and page

f. 1
Detail of lower border and page
 
Detail of initial

f. 1
Detail of initial
Detail of lower border

f. 1
Detail of lower border
Detail of right border

f. 1
Detail of right border
 
Illuminated initials

f. 15
Illuminated initials
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f. 15
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f. 15
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Illuminated initial and partial border

f. 57
Illuminated initial and partial border
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f. 57
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f. 61v
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Text page

f. 61v
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