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Detailed record for Burney 338

Title Prayer Book
Origin Netherlands, N.
Date c. 1500
Language Dutch
Script Gothic cursive
Artists An artist of the Aubergine Group (so-called after the presence of aubergines in the decoration: see Gumbert 1990 p. 87 n. 61).
Decoration Borders of red and blue penwork decoration incorporating aubergine motifs, either full (ff. 1, 57), or three-sided (ff. 17, 29, 37). Large blue initials with green and red foliate or geometric penwork decoration, some with red and/or blue pen-flourishing. Simple alternating red or blue initials.
Dimensions in mm 140 x 100 (100 x 60)
Official foliation ff. 118 (ff. i-ii and 119-120 are paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962; red edges. Its original binding is described by Priebsch 1901 no. 83, as the same as that of Burney 337.
Provenance 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. 91.

Deutsche Handschriften in England , ed. by Robert Priebsch, 2 vols (Erlangen: Junge, 1896-1901), II: Das British Museum, no. 83.

J. P. Gumbert, The Dutch and their Books in the Manuscript Age , The Panizzi Lectures, 1989 (London: British Library, 1990), p. 87 n. 61, fig. 20.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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