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Detailed record for Burney 300

Author Bernard of Clairvaux , Nicholas of Clairvaux
Title Various sermons (labelled as those from Easter to Advent), with a table of contents
Origin France, N. (Amiens?)
Date c. 1500
Language Latin
Script Semi-humanistic
Decoration Partial foliate border and large blue initial on gold background with foliage decoration in the bowl of the letter (f. 1). Large and small red and blue puzzle initials. Light yellow highlights to the capital letters at the beginning of sentences. A few red paraph marks.
Dimensions in mm 350 x 230 (260 x 175) (in two columns)
Official foliation ff. i + 163 (ff. i and 163 are marbled paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962.
Provenance Celestines of Amiens (17th century? inscription, f. 1). The same scribe wrote Burney 301, which contains Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons from Advent to Easter, and a simmilar 17th century inscription, 'Celestinorum Ambianensium', f. 1.
Inscribed '2 Tome £3-10-0', f. i verso.
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), pp. 76-77.

Léopold Delisle, Le Cabinet des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque [Impériale] Nationale: Étude sur la formation de ce dépôt 3 vols (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1868-1881), II (1874), 251.

C. H. Talbot, ‘A List of Cistercian Manuscripts in Great Britain’, Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, 8 (1952), 402-18 (pp. 410, 413).
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Partial illuminated border and initial

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Partial illuminated border and initial
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f. 1
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f. 1
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Stylised puzzle initial

f. 46v
Stylised puzzle initial
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f. 46v
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