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Detailed record for Burney 301

Author Bernard of Clairvaux
Title Various sermons, (labelled as those from Advent to Easter) with table of contents
Origin France, N. (Amiens?)
Date c. 1500
Language Latin
Script Semi-humanistic
Decoration Partial bar border with sprouting foliage, and large blue initial on gold background with painted flowers in the bowl of the letter (ff. 1, 73v). A large illuminated pink initial with foliate forms in the bowl and sprouting into the inner border (f. 136). Large and small red and blue puzzle initials. Small simple red or blue initials. Light yellow highlights to the capital letters at the beginning of sentences.
Dimensions in mm 350 x 230 (250 x 175) in two columns
Official foliation ff. i + 158 (ff. i and 158 are marbled paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962; gilt edges.
Provenance The Celestines of Amiens (seventeenth century inscription, 'L(ib)er Celestinorum Ambianensium', f. 1). The same scribe wrote Burney 300, which contains Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons from Easter to Advent, and a seventeeth century inscription, 'L(ib)er Celestinorum Ambianensium', f. 1.
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. 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.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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