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Detailed record for Arundel 125

Title Job and Ezra, with prologues
Origin France, N. E. (Saint-Bertin?)
Date 1st half of the 9th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Headings and some explicits in large capital letters (ff. 1, 3v, 5v, 51, 52, 54v, 97v), some with colours, in yellow, red, or green (ff. 5v, 52, 54v). Large capital letters in brown ink. Added sketch of Christ on the Cross, 12th century (back flyleaf).
Dimensions in mm 250 x 170 (180 x 100)
Official foliation ff. 98 (+ 3 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Re-written and restored by an English hand, of the Canterbury type, in the second half of the 10th century, according to Gameson.
? 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: ‘XIII.3.3’, 3rd flyleaf at the beginning).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London 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 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 30, pl. I.

[E. Maunde Thompson and G. F. Warner], Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1881-1884), Part II Latin, p. 8.

Wilhelm Köhler, 'Die Karolingischen Miniaturen', in Zweiten Bericht über die Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst (Berlin: Reimer, 1912), pp. 51-77 (p. 62).

Edward Kennard Rand, A Survey of the Manuscripts of Tours, Studies in the Script of Tours, 1, 2 vols (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mediaeval Academy of America, 1929), I, no. 152, II, pl. CLIX.2.

Wilhelm Köhler, Review of Edward Kennard Rand, A Survey of the Manuscripts of Tours, Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen, 193 (1931), 321-36 (p. 327).

Bonifatius Fischer, Lateinische Bibelhandschriften im frühen Mittelalter, Vetus Latina, 11 (Freiburg: Herder, 1985), pp. 133, 158, 392.

Berhard Bischoff, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998-), II (2004): Laon-Paderborn, ed. by Birgit Ebersperger, no. 2411.

Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241 (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001), no. 305.5.

Richard Gameson, ‘L’Angleterre et la Flandre aux Xe et XIe siècles: le témoignage des manuscrits’, in Les Échanges culturels au Moyen A^ge, Série Histoire Ancienne et Médiévale, 70 (Paris: Sorbonne, 2002), pp. 165-206, (p. 183, figs 3-4).
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Heading in display capitals

f. 5v
Heading in display capitals
Detail: Heading in display capitals

f. 5v
Detail: Heading in display capitals
Decorated initial and display capitals

f. 54v
Decorated initial and display capitals
 
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 54v
Detail: Decorated initial

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