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Detailed record for Arundel 102

Author Zacharias Chrysopolitanus
Title Unum ex quatuor
Origin Germany
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 2 large zoomorphic initials, in colours (ff. 1v, 13v). 1 small initial in plain red (f. 1v); blank spaces for others. Added marginal drawings including human figures.
Dimensions in mm 345 x 225 (260 x 135) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 72 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Collation i-ix8 (ff. 1-72); ff. 49-72 are a 14th-century addition.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance The Carthusian abbey of Mainz, 15th century: inscribed 'Iste liber Carthusie(n)siu(m) p(ro)pe Magu(n)cia(m)' (f. 1, cf. f. 72v).
? 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 with the pencil inscription: ‘XIV.6.7’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Note in German, 13th century?: 'Diz ist ein ge't buuch' (sic) (f. 1)
Ff. 49-72 are supply leaves, second half of the 13th century or 14th century.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 27.

Sigrid Krämer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Supplement 1, ed. by Bernhard Bischoff (Munich: Beck, 1989-1990), II (1989), 532.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Zoomorphic initial

f. 1v
Zoomorphic initial
Detail: Zoomorphic initial

f. 1v
Detail: Zoomorphic initial
Zoomorphic initial

f. 13v
Zoomorphic initial
 
Detail: Zoomorphic initial

f. 13v
Detail: Zoomorphic initial

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