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Detailed record for Arundel 379

Part 1 ff. 2-22v 
Author Iohannes Rigaldi
Title Formula confessionum
Origin France, S.
Date 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 1 large initial in blue with red pen-flourishing (f. 2). Smaller initials in red with blue penwork decoration or in blue with red penwork decoration. Paraph marks in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 220 x 175 (175 x 135) in two columns
 
Part 2 ff. 23-27v 
Author Iohannes Rigaldi
Title Formula confessionum, etc.
Origin France, S.
Date 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration No illumination.
Dimensions in mm 220 x 175 (180 x 125)
 
Part 3 ff. 28-31v 
Author Henricus de Alemania
Title Commonitorium directivum simplicium volentium
Origin France, S. E. (Avignon)
Date 1349
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 2 large initials in plain red, 1 with a human face in brown ink (f. 28). Paraph marks in plain red.
Dimensions in mm 220 x 175 (180 x 115)
 
Official foliation ff. 31 + i (+ 1 modern paper flyleaf at the beginning, and 1 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance 'Explicit commonitorium ad honorem dei omnipotentis scriptum per Johannem Arfelt de Esschenew(ege) [Eschwege an der Werra] presbyterum Anno domini mo ccco xlixo in vigilia et crastino a nativitatis beate virginis marie in Avinione [Avignon]' (f. 31v); this scribe wrote also Arundel 414, and in 1347 Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud. Misc. 202, and Laud. Misc. 68.
? The Carthusian abbey of Mainz; Johannes Arfelt or Archfeld was a Mainz Carthusian (see Watson 1979).
? 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.8.12’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society 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, pp. 111-12.

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), no. 466.

Sigrid Krämer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Supplement 1, ed. by Bernhard Bischoff (Munich: Beck, 1989-1990), II, (1989), 533.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


Images

Part  1   ff. 2-22v
Iohannes Rigaldi Formula confessionum
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Decorated initial

f. 2
Decorated initial
Detail

f. 2
Detail

Part  3   ff. 28-31v
Henricus de Alemania Commonitorium directivum simplicium volentium
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Coloured initials

f. 28
Coloured initials

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