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Detailed record for Arundel 25

Title Miscellaneous theological texts
Origin France, N. or Netherlands, S.
Date last quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic, written above top line
Decoration 2 circular diagrams in brown, red, and green (ff. 57v, 62). Large initials and small initials in blue or yellow, or more usually in red or green, some with foliate decoration. Slightly decorated quire signatures.
Dimensions in mm 250 x 160 (200 x 130) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 124 (preceded and followed by paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962.
Provenance The Cistercian abbey of St. Mary, Bohéries, Picardy (founded in 1141 from Foigny): the calendar (ff. 74-79v) has the added (13th century) dedication of the church at 15 October, highly graded with 12 lessons; use of the punctus flexus punctuation mark.
Inscribed 'Ceste present liure apartenant a qo cliquet(?)' (f. 123v).
? 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. 4; its book-plate with an erased pencil inscription, 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 I: The Arundel Manuscripts, pp. 25-26.

D. F. L. Chadd, ‘Liturgy and Liturgical Music: The Limits of Uniformity’ in Cistercian Art and Architecture in the British Isles , ed. by Christopher Norton and David Park, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), pp. 299-314 (p. 303 n. 25).

The Theory of Music, 6 vols (Munich: Henle, 1961-2003), IV: Manuscripts from the Carolingian Era up to c. 1500 in Great Britain and in the United States of America, Descriptive Catalogue, Répertoire international des sources musicales, B III6, 2 parts (1992), I, Christian Meyer, pp. 59-61.


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Decorated initial

f. 4
Decorated initial
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f. 4
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Decorated initial and diagram

f. 62
Decorated initial and diagram
 
Detail

f. 62
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