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Detailed record for Arundel 23

Part 1 ff. 1-76v 
Author Nigel de Longchamps; Herbert of Bosham
Title Speculum stultorum (ff. 1-66v), imperfect, and other works including a life of Eustace; Catalogus Eruditi beati Thomae
Origin England
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Semi-humanistic
Artists Attributed to Thomas Candour
Decoration 2 large initials in blue with red penwork decoration and pen-flourishing (ff. 1, 5). Small simple initials in blue. Some marginal headings in red. Guide letters.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 180 (155 x 100)
 
Part 2 ff. 77-80 
Author Herbert of Bosham
Title Catalogus Eruditorum beati Thomae, imperfect
Origin Italy
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Scribe Michael de Salvaticis (according to unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library)
Decoration Unilluminated.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 180 (160 x 85)
 
Official foliation ff. 80 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Collation i-vii10 (ff. 1-80).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled end-papers; the edges of the leaves yellow.
Provenance The first part of the manuscript written by Thomas Candour, an Englishman who was at the Curia and took his doctorate at Padua in 1446 (he may have been in Padua in 1437) according to notes supplied by Xavier Binnebeke.
Thomas Jakes: signature, c. 1500 (f. 67v).
? 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.', ff. 1, 11, marginal inscription with a reference to 'Bibliotheca Norfolciana. Londini', f. 68).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Marginal notation: 'Bale de eo scribit . Pag. 245', in humanistic cursive script.
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. 6.

H. L. D. Ward and J. A. Herbert, Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1883-1910), II, H. L. D. Ward (1893), p. 695.

Nigel de Longchamps: Speculum stultorum, ed. by John H. Mozley and Robert R. Raymo, English Studies, 18 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960), p. 9 (this manuscript as 'B').

Manuscripts at Oxford: An Exhibition in Memory of Richard William Hunt (1908-1979), ed. by A. C. de la Mare and B. C. Barker-Benfield (Oxford, 1980), nos. XXII. 2-3

C. Griggio and A. C. de la Mare, ‘Il copista Michele Salvatico collaboratore di Francesco Barbaro e Guarnerio d’Artegna’, Lettere italiane XXXVII, 3 (1985), 345-354 (p. 352).


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Part  1   ff. 1-76v
Nigel de Longchamps; Herbert of Bosham Speculum stultorum (ff. 1-66v), imperfect, and other works including a life of Eustace; Catalogus Eruditi beati Thomae
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