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Detailed record for Burney 41

Title Gospels, with prologues (ff. 2-6v, 58r-v, 79v-80, 115v-116), mass readings (ff. 6v-17v), capitula lists (ff. 17v-19, 58v-59v, 80-81v, 116-117), and canon tables (ff. 19v-23v, incomplete)
Origin Germany (Lotharingia?)
Date last quarter of the 11th or 1st quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration 1 full-page miniature (unfinished drawing) (f. 26***v). Full-page canon tables, some painted, some inhabited (ff. 19v-26). 1 large foliate initial, in red ink. Small initials in plain red. Marginal sketches (ff. 51, 58v). Each Gospel is preceded by at least one blank leaf (foliated with asterisks), presumably intended for decoration; blank spaces are also left for the opening initials of each Gospel except on f. 27.
Dimensions in mm 390 x 295 (265 x 185) in two columns
Official foliation ff. v + 147 + 26*-26*** + 59* + 81*-81** + 117* (f. 1 is p17001799 paper; ff. i-v and 143-147 are modern flyleaves)
Collation i8 (ff. 2-9), ii6 (ff. 10-15), iii8 (ff. 16-23), iv6 (ff. 24-26***), v-viii8 (ff. 27-58), ix2 (ff. 59-59*), x-xii8 (ff. 60-81**), xiii-xvii8 (ff. 82-120), xviii6 (ff. 121-126), xix-xx8 (ff. 127-142).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Blind-tooled calf; 18th century; rebacked in 1962.
Provenance Unidentified French owner, 18th century: inscribed 'Ce manuscrit est du neuvième Siecle' (f. 1).
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (b.1754, d.1838), Prince of Benevento, Bishop of Autun, and French minister and ambassador: his anonymous sale (Bibliotheca Splendidissima … consigned from the Continent …), 8 May 1816, lot 3455, bought by Burney for £9 19s. 6d.
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. 8.

Theodor Klauser, Das ro¨mische capitulare evangeliorum: Texte und Untersuchungen zu seiner a¨ltesten Geschichte, Liturgiegeschichtliche Quellen und Forschungen. 28 (Munster: Aschendorffschen, 1935), p. L no. 159.

Michelle P. Brown, The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe (London: British Library, 2003), p. 268 n. 50.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Canon table

f. 19v
Canon table
Detail

f. 19v
Detail
Evangelist portrait

f. 26***v
Evangelist portrait
 
Detail

f. 26***v
Detail
'LI'(ber) monogram

f. 27
'LI'(ber) monogram
Detail

f. 27
Detail
 

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