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Detailed record for Arundel 212

Author Ludovicus Lazzarelli
Title Liber de apparatu Patavini Astiludii ad reverendum dominum D. Iohannem Chetvorth de Britannia, a description of the festivities organised by John Chedworth as rector of the Jurists at the University of Padua in 1467-68
Origin Italy, N. E. (Padua)
Date last quarter of the 15th century (after 1468)
Language Latin
Script Humanistic cursive
Decoration 1 full foliate border, in the lower margin inserted an illuminated field with putti holding heraldic arms (f. 1). Small initials (2 lines) in gold on coloured grounds, green and blue, blue and red, or green and red. Small initials (1 line) in plain blue. Paraph marks in plain red.
Dimensions in mm 180 x 115 (125 x 80)
Official foliation ff. 19 (+ 7 paper and 2 medieval parchment flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 medieval parchment and 23 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex.
Binding Post-1600. Speckled calf; rebacked; the edges of the leaves green.
Provenance Dedicated to John Chetworth, archdean of Lincoln 1464 to 1467, rector of jurists at Padua 1467 to 1468 (f. 1).
Johann Pirckheimer (b. 1440, d. 1501), son of Hans Pirckheimer, Nuremberg patrician, jurist, diplomat, and humanist: arms (f. 1) and inscription (f. 19).
? 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. 2; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: ‘XIII.9.24’, inside upper cover).
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. 58.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra (Turin: Roux, 1890), p. 17 no. 253.

Duke Humfrey and English Humanism in the Fifteenth Century: Catalogue of an exhibition held in the Bodleian Library (Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1970), no. 86 [exhibition catalogue, with additional bibliography].

Nicholas Mann, Petrarch Manuscripts in the British Isles, Censimento dei Codici Petrarcheschi, 6 (Padova: Antenore, 1975), p. 361 n. 1.

Monika Fink-Lang, Untersuchungen zum Eichstätter Geistesleben im Zeitalter des Humanismus, Eichstätter Beiträge, 14 (Regensburg: Pustet, 1985), p. 296.

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), 129.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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