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Detailed record for Arundel 324

Title Bible
Origin Austria, Germany or Switzerland
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration 2 large decorated initials, in colours and gold (ff. 2, 5). Large and small initials in blue with red (and blue) pen-flourishing or in red with blue (and red) pen-flourishing. Capital letters highlighted in red.
Dimensions in mm 160 x 100 (120 x 80) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 389 (f. 1 is a medieval parchment flyleaf; + 2 modern and 2 older paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 older and 2 modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Written for a Dominican: Baruch is followed by a table or readings for the year, including the feasts of Peter Martry, Dominic and his translation, and Francis (ff. 217-219v).
Used liturgically in the 13th century: the text is marked in the margins for daily readings, e.g. 'Feria secunda. lectio I' (f. 5), etc.
Unidentified owner, 15th century: inscribed in German '… Georgij…' (f. 1).
Unidentified owner, 15th century: inscribed in German 'Alt und Neu Testament / D Hieronimi A o' (f. 1v).
? 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.3.12’, f. [iv]).
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. 93.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Illuminated initial

f. 2
Illuminated initial
Detail

f. 2
Detail
Decorated initial

ff. 4v-5
Decorated initial
 
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 5
Detail: Decorated initial
Flourished initials

f. 73v
Flourished initials
Detail

f. 73v
Detail
 

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