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Detailed record for Burney 59

Author Romulus
Title Fabulae
Origin France
Date 1st quarter of the 11th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Plain red initials.
Dimensions in mm 390 x 305 (340 x 240)
Official foliation ff. ii + 14 (ff. i-ii, 1, and 12-14 are paper flyleaves)
Collation i10 (ff. 2-11).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Green morocco; spine gilt; marbled endpapers; 18th century
Provenance The Benedictine Abbey of St-Benigne, Dijon: no. 230 (bound with Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, MS. Hamilton 517), in the 1653 inventory (from which is taken the list in Bernard de Montfaucon, Bibliotheca Bibliothecarum Manuscriptorum nova …, 2 vols (Paris: Briasson, 1739); the present manuscript is listed in II, 1284).
Unidentified owner, 18th century: inscribed in pencil 'Rue de Condé No. 4.' (f. i verso, lower left corner).
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. 21.

H. L. D. Ward (and J. A. Herbert), Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1883-1910), II (1893), 279-86.

Charles W. Jones, Bedae Pseudepigrapha: Scientific Writings Falsely Attributed to Bede (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1939), p. 52.

K. A. de Meyier, Paul en Alexandre Petau en de Geschiednis van hum Handschriften (Voornamelijk op grond van de Petau-Handschriften in de Universiteitsbibliotheek te Leiden), (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1947), p. 91.

A. J. Dunston, 'The Romulus-Pliny from St. Bénigne's Abbey at Dijon, Recovered in MSS Burney 59 and Hamilton 517', Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits, 7 (1953), 210-18.

Menso Folkerts, 'Die älteste mathematische Aufgabensammlung in lateinischer Sprache: Die Alkuin zugeschriebenen "Propositiones ad Acuendos Iuvenes": Überlieferung, Inhalt, Kritische Edition', in Denkschriften der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, 116, 6 (Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1978), this manuscript as 'B'.

P. K. Marshall, 'Phaedrus', in Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics, ed. by L. D. Reynolds (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 300-02, (p. 302).

L. D. Reynolds, 'The Elder Pliny', in Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics, ed. by L. D. Reynolds (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 307-16 (p. 315 n. 40).
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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