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Detailed record for Arundel 10

Author Geoffrey of Monmouth
Title Historia regum Britanniae
Origin France, N. or Netherlands, S.
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 2 large initials in gold enclosing red and blue decoration (ff. 1v, 2v). Small initials alternately in blue with red decoration, or vice versa. Verse initials alternately in red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 275 x 185 (190 x 130) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 123 (+ 1 original leaf between ff. 1 and 2)
Collation i-xiv8 (ff. 2-113), xv8+1 (last leaf inserted; ff. 114-122).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Speckled calf, repaired and rebacked.
Provenance Unidentified institutional (?) owner, 14th century: inscribed 'Hystoria britonu(m) Gaufridi monemitensis. xl.' (f. 1v).
Cathedral of Cambrai, 14th century: inscribed 'Liber eccl(esi)e cameracen(sis)' (f. 1v).
Inscriptions including reference to the death of Charles, duke of Burgundy, and the date 1530 (f. 123v).
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 2; its book-plate, inside upper cover, inscribed in pencil 'XIII.I.I').
Inscribed 'Walter Gronsford translator(?) into Latin 1828(?)', 18th century? (f. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: The British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 3.

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), I H. L. D. Ward, pp. 224-25.

The Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth, (Cambridge: Brewer, 1985- ), III: Julia C. Crick, A Summary Catalogue of the Manuscripts (1989), no. 85.

The Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth, (Cambridge: Brewer, 1985- ), III: Julia C. Crick, A Summary Catalogue of the Manuscripts (1989), no. 85.

The Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth (Cambridge: Brewer, 1985- ), IV: Julia C. Crick, Dissemination and Reception in the Later Medieval Ages (1991), pp. 16 n. 22, 97, 107, 124, 168, 181, 199, 208.


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