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Detailed record for Arundel 292

Author Henry of Sawtrey
Title Devotional miscellany, including the Creed in English, a bestiary, Apollonius of Tyre (ff. 41-61); Henry of Sawtrey's De purgatio Sancti Patricii (ff. 73-88)
Origin England, E. (Norfolk, Norwich?)
Date last quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin, English, and French
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration Simple initials in red. Tables (ff. 106v, 107v-108, 110v, 112v).
Dimensions in mm 205 x 135 (150 x 105) partly in two columns
Official foliation ff. 115 (+ an unfoliated leaf after f. 39 and 4 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled end-papers.
Provenance The Benedictine abbey of the Holy Trinity, Norwich: inscribed in the 14th century (?) with its pressmark of 'C.X' (ff. 3, 114v) and table of contents (f. 114).
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Inscribed '120' (f. 1).
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. 3v); its book-plate (f. [iv verso]), with the pencil inscription: XIII 8.19'.
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes The English suggests a west Norfolk scribe, according to Roberts.
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. 86-87.

J. Romilly Allen, Norman Sculpture and the Mediaeval Bestiaries, from the Rhind Lectures in Archaeology for 1885 (London: Whiting & Co., 1887, repr. Felinfach: Llanerch Publishers, [n. d.]), p. 339.

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), I, H. L. D. Ward, p. 163; II (1893), pp. 452-54..

Carleton Brown, A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse, 2 vols (Oxford: Bibliographical Society, 1916-1920), I: List of Manuscripts, p. 262.

C. H. Talbot, ‘A List of Cistercian Manuscripts in Great Britain’, Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, 8 (1952), 402-18 (p. 410).

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 138.

Augustus Hughes-Hughes, Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1906-1965), III, 331.

Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri, ed. by G. A. A. Kortekaas, Mediaevalia Groningana, 3 (Groningen: Bpuma's Boekhuis, 1984), p. 17.

Dora Faraci, Il bestiario medio inglese (Ms Arundel 292 della British Library) (Rome: Japadre, 1990).

Geneviève Hasenohr, ‘Discours vernaculaire et autorités latines’, in Mise en page et mise en texte du livre manuscrit, ed. by Henri-Jean Martin and Jean Vezin (n.pl.: Cercle de la Librairie-Promodis, 1990), pp. 289-315 (p. 307).

Margaret Laing, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Cambridge: Brewer, 1993), p. 66 [with additional bibligraphy].

Riccardo Quinto, "Doctor Nominatissimus": Stefano Langton (d. 1228) e la tradizione delle sue opere, Beiträge zue Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, 39 (Munster: Aschendorff, 1994), p. 32 n. 132.

Ruth Dean and Maureen Bolton, Anglo-Norman Literature, A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (London: Anglo-Norman Text Society, 1999), no. 685.

James H. Morey, Book and Verse: A Guide to Middle English Biblical Literature (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000), p. 302.

The Medieval Bestiary [http://bestiary.ca/manuscripts/manulocshelf.htm] [accessed 25.01.05].

Jane Roberts, Guide to Scripts used in English Writings up to 1500 (London: British Library, 2005), no. 34.

The Medieval Bestiary: Animals in the Middle Ages, ed. by David Badke, [http://bestiary.ca/manuscripts/manulocshelf.htm] [accessed 14 August 2009].


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