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Detailed record for Arundel 234

Part 1 ff. 2-62 
Author Sallust
Title Catilina (ff. 2-23v); Jugurtha (ff. 24-62)
Origin Italy, S. ?
Date 1st half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 6 large initials in red with red and yellow penwork decoration (ff. 2, 16v, 23, 24, 27, 28v). Large simple initials in red. Initial capitals highlighted in red and sometimes yellow. Marginal sketches (f. 16v).
Dimensions in mm 245 x 145 (190 x 105)
 
Part 2 f. 1 
Author Amandus, bishop of Bisceglie
Title Epistula de reliquiis S. Pantaleonis, fragment
Origin Italy
Date second half of the 12th century (after 1167)
Language Latin
Script Beneventan minuscule
Decoration Interlace initial in brown ink.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 145 (190 x 105)
 
Official foliation ff. 62 (+ 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at both the beginning and the end)
Collation Mostly gatherings of 8.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Erased inscription (f. 2, upper margin), possibly of the Carthusians of Mainz.
? 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 (f. [ii] verso), with the pencil inscription: 'XIII.2.8'.
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes ff. 58-62 are replacement parchment folios of a later date.
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, pp. 69-70.

E. A. Loew, The Beneventan Script: A History of the South Italian Minuscule (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1914), p. 340.

E. A. Loew, The Beneventan Script: A History of the South Italian Minuscule, 2nd ed. by Virginia Brown, 2 vols (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1980), II: Hand List of Beneventan MSS., Sussidi Eruditi, 34, pp. 52-53.

Niklas Holzberg, Willibald Pirckheimer: Griechischer Humanismus in Deutschland, Humanistische Bibliothek, ed. by Ernesto Grassi, series I: Abhandlungen, vol. 41 (Munich, Fink, 1981), p. 40.

B. Munk Olsen, L’Étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, 3 vols (Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1982-1989), II (1985), 329.


Images

Part  1   ff. 2-62
Sallust Catilina (ff. 2-23v); Jugurtha (ff. 24-62)
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Decorated initial

f. 16v
Decorated initial
Detail

f. 16v
Detail
Text

f. 36
Text
 

Part  2   f. 1
Amandus, bishop of Bisceglie Epistula de reliquiis S. Pantaleonis, fragment
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Interlace initial

f. 1
Interlace initial
Detail

f. 1
Detail
Text

f. 1v
Text
 

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