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Detailed record for Arundel 100

Author Stephen Gardiner
Title De eucharista contra Petrum Martyrem Vermilium
Origin England, S. E. (London?)
Date 3rd quarter of the 16th century
Language Latin, some passages in Greek
Script alternating paragraphs of Gothic and Humanistic cursive
Decoration 1 large zoomorphic initial (f. 1). 2 large decorated initials (ff. 45, 78). Decorated descenders, one including a Crucifixion (f. 182v).
Dimensions in mm 340 x 230 (240 x 150)
Official foliation ff. 182 (preceded by 1 modern and 4 old paper flyleaves; followed by three old and one modern paper flyleaf, all unfoliated)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance Written not earlier than 1549: the text is by Stephen Gardiner (b. 1495/8, d. 1555), theologian, administrator, and bishop of Winchester, and was written in London in 1549.
Unidentified owner: inscribed with a shelfmark (?) '26' (?) (f. 1, upper left corner).
? 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. 1); its book-plate (inside upper cover), with the pencil inscription: 'XIV.6.13'.
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: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 27.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum: Accedunt Alia Itinera: a Finding List of Uncatalogued or Incompletely Catalogued Humanistic Manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other Libraries 7 vols (London: Warburg Institute; Leiden: Brill, 1963-1997), IV (1989), 124.

C. D. C. Armstrong, ‘Gardiner, Stephen (c.1495x8-1555)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Sept 2004); online edn, Oct 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/10364, accessed 13 Dec 2005].


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Zoomorphic initial 'Q'

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Zoomorphic initial 'Q'
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