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Detailed record for Arundel 375

Title Gesta regum Francorum, and other histories
Origin France, N.
Date 2nd half of the 10th or 1st half of the 11th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule, written by more than one scribe
Decoration 1 large interlace initial in brown ink, with bird heads (f. 1). Large and small simple initials in brown ink.
Dimensions in mm 225 x 150 (150 x 90)
Official foliation ff. 75 (+ unfoliated paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled endpapers.
Provenance ? 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. 1; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: 'XIII:9.1, f .[iii]).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Added notated chorus of the muses 'Scande caeli templa virgo digna tanto foedere' from the second book of the De nupits Philologiae et Mercurii by Martianus Capella (f. 35).
Musical notation: neumes (f. 35).
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. 110.

[E. Maunde Thompson and G. F. Warner], Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1881-1884), Part II Latin, p. 86.

Wilhelm Köhler, 'Die Karolingischen Miniaturen', in Zweiten Bericht über die Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst (Berlin: Reimer, 1912), pp. 51-77 (p. 62).

Berhard Bischoff, Katalog der festlandischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998-), II: Laon-Paderborn, ed. by Birgit Ebersperger (2004), no. 2415.


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