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Detailed record for Burney 355

Author Johannes Cassianus, adapted by Dionysius de Ruremunda
Title De institutis coenobiorum, in the version of Dionysius of Ruremunda (Denys the Carthusian), with preface of Dionysius; Collationes, with list of chapters
Origin Netherlands, S. (Hainaut, Edingen)
Date between 1478 and 1479
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Scribe Arnold Beeltresen de Tolenbeke, a Carthusian monk.
Decoration Large puzzle initials in blue and red, some with flower motifs and dense penwork flourishing, 1 with possibly later flourishing in brown ink (f. 144). Smaller simple initials alternately blue and red, 2 with possibly later flourishing in the bowl in brown ink (f. 143v).
Dimensions in mm 345 x 243 (250 x 75)
Official foliation ff. i + 200 (f. i a parchment former paste-down)
Collation i-xxv8 (ff. 1-200).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962.
Provenance The Carthusian monastery of the Chapel of our Lady, Edingen, Hainaut, southern Netherlands, dated 1478 and 1479 (inscription, f. 200v).
Manuscript shelfmark 'No. 105', and price '330' (f. i ).
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 Offsets of medieval binding on f. i. Damage to the lower margins throughout.
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. 95.

John W. Bradley, A Dictionary of Miniaturists, Illuminators, Calligraphers, and Copyists 3 vols (London: Quaritch, 1887-1889), III, 315 (where this manuscript is incorrectly identified as Arundel 355).

[C. H. Talbot], 'Cistercian Manuscripts in England', Collectanea Ordinis Coisterciensium Reformatorum, 14 (1952), 208-12, 264-77 (p. 273).

A.G. Watson Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.700-1600 in the Department of Manuscripts, The British Library (London: British Library, 1979), I, no. 513.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum. A finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries, 7 vols (London: The Warburg Institute, 1963; repr. 1977-1997) IV (Alia Itinera II): Great Britain to Spain (1989), p. 133.

Kent Emery, Dionysii Cartusiensis Opera Selecta, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, 121 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1991- ), IA: Bibliotheca manuscripta, Studia Bibliographica, p. 185.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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