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Detailed record for Arundel 171

Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Title De officiis
Origin Italy
Date c. 1440 - c. 1500
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Decoration Large initials in red or blue with pink penwork decoration. Paraphs in red, and highlighting of letters and initial words in red.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 160 (150 x 105)
Official foliation ff. 84 (+ 1 unfoliated modern paper flyleaf at the beginning and at the end)
Collation i-vii12 (ff. 1-84).
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance ? 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.7.21’, inside upper cover).
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. 48.


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