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Detailed record for Burney 284

Author Anastasius Bibliothecarius
Title Chronographia tripertita, with preface
Origin Italy, S. (Campania?)
Date last quarter of the 11th century or 1st quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Beneventan minuscule
Scribe By at least two main scribes.
Decoration 1 large zoomorphic initial (f. 7v). 1 small iniital with zoomorphic features (f. 2). Added marginal drawings, 13th century (ff. 6v, 20, 85v, 142v). Small plain red initials.
Dimensions in mm 330 x 240 (255 x 180) in 2 columns
Official foliation ff. ii + 145 (ff. i-ii, 1, 144-145 are flyleaves)
Collation i-vii8 (ff. 2-57), viii6 (ff. 58-63), ix-xiv8 (ff. 64-111), xv4 (ff. 112-115), xvi-xviii8 (ff. 116-139), xixfour (ff. 140-143).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of brown calf; the joints repaired in 1962.
Provenance The Benedictine abbey of S. Severino, Naples, by 14th century or 15th century: inscribed 'Hic li[ber est ...ij?] s(anc)t(i) seuerinj di Neapoli / ... signatum est littera numero vero /...' (f. 2, erased).
? Giovanni Pontano (b. 1426, d. 1503), Italian humanist and poet: annotated thoughout in his hand.
Unidentified owner, 18th century?: f. 1 is a re-used upside-down sheet with cursive script on the verso and '32' on the recto.
Unidentified owner: probably in the sale of a 'gentleman of taste', 1 May 1804, lot 68.
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 Note that there is a change of scribe at f. 64; the first uses quire signatures, the second uses catchwords.
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. 73.

Virginia Brown, 'A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (III)', Mediaeval Studies, 56 (1994), 299-350 (pp. 314-15).

Francis Newton, The Scriptorium and Library at Monte Cassino 1058-1105, Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology, 7 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), p. 277.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Zoomorphic initial

f. 7v
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f. 7v
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