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Detailed record for Arundel 136

Author Martial
Title Epigrams
Origin Italy, N. E. (Padua)
Date 2nd half of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Decoration 1 large illuminated initial in blue with red penwork decoration (f. 2). Large and small initials in plain red. Capital letters at the beginning of a line highlighted in red.
Dimensions in mm 290 x 210 (190 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 141 (+ 3 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Johann Pirckheimer (b. 1440, d. 1501), son of Hans Pirckheimer, Nuremberg patrician, jurist, diplomat, and humanist, presumably acquired c. 1460 (see Reeve 1983, p. 238): throughout annotated in his hand.
Willibald Pirckheimer (b. 1470, d. 1530), son of Johann Pirckheimer, Nuremberg patrician, diplomat, and humanist: epigramms to his beloved Barbara (ff. 1, 139v-141) (see Holzberg 1981, p. 393 n. 61).
Hans Hieronymus Imhoff (b. 1569, d. 1629), great-grandson of Willibald Pirckheimer.
Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician: purchased from Imhoff in 1636 with other manuscripts from the Pirckheimer library, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 2).
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. 32.

Niklas Holzberg, Willibald Pirckheimer: Griechischer Humanismus in Deutschland, Humanistische Bibliothek, ed. by Ernesto Grassi, series I: Abhandlungen, vol. 41 (Munich: Fink, 1981), pp. 39, 392 n. 36, 393 n. 61.

M. D. Reeve, 'Martial'Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics, ed. by L. D. Reynolds (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 239-44 (p. 239), this manuscript as 'Q'.

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.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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