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Detailed record for Burney 272

ff. 4-206v; 211-218 
Author Virgil ; Pseudo-Ovid, Basil of Caesarea
Title Bucolica , Georgica , Aeneis , with Argumentum and verses
 
ff. 207-209 
Author Pseudo-Virgil
Title Moretum, De institutione viri boni
 
ff. 209-210; 219-223 
Author Asmenius, Vitalis, Maximini, Anonymous, P. Servius Honoratus
Title Carmina, verses, Commentary on book 4 of Virgil's Georgics, imperfect
 
Origin Germany or Austria (Melk?)
Date c. 1473
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 6 miniatures in the margins in gold and colours, of scenes illustrating the text (ff. 4, 18, 26, 34v, 43v, 54). A full foliate border in gold and colours, with a bird (f. 54). Four partial borders in gold and colours (ff. 4, 18, 26, 43v). A historiated initial in gold and colours (f. 4) and other foliate initials in gold and colours. Unfinished after f. 65 with spaces left for initials. Guide letters.
Dimensions in mm 295 x 215 (195 x 90)
Official foliation ff. ii + 231 (ff. i, 1, 1*, 1** , 2-3 and 229-231 flyleaves; ff. 224-228 watermarked paper leaves)
Form Paper codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown calf, joints repaired.
Provenance Charter in German dated Melk, St. George’s day 1399 (f. 2v).
Formerly bound with Burney 137, 265, 352, which have similar scripts and the same annotator, with the same watermark as in Burney 137 and 265; one of the texts in Burney 137 was written by 'Bolfgangus' (?) in 1473 (f. 60).
Possible shelfmark ‘N: i. 9’ (f. 2v).
Unidentified owner: included in the anonymous sale ‘A gentleman of taste: Manuscripts etc. purchased on late tour of the Continent’ 1 May 1804, lot 69, (bound with Burney 137, 272, and 352, when the order of texts was Virgil, Cicero, Terence, Valla, bought by Burney.
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. 69.

R. D. Williams and T. S. Pattie Virgil. His Poetry through the Ages (London: British Library, 1982) no. 35, p. 130.

Deutsche Handschriften in England, ed. by Robert Priebsch, 2 vols in 1 vol (Hildesheim: Olms, 1979), II: Das British Museum mit einem Anhang über die Guildhall-Bibliothek, p. 62, no. 82 (first publ. Erlangen: Junge, 1896-1901).
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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ff. 4-206v; 211-218
Virgil ; Pseudo-Ovid, Basil of Caesarea Bucolica , Georgica , Aeneis , with Argumentum and verses
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