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Detailed record for Arundel 43

Author Sedulius Scotus
Title Expositio super primam edicionem Donati grammatici
Origin Germany
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 1 large miniature (f. 80v), in brown ink and red, green and yellow. Large initials in red with blue decoration or green with red decoration. Some large initials in red or green without decoration. Small initials in plain red or green.
Dimensions in mm 265 x 165 (210 x 125)
Official foliation ff. 80 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Collation i-x8 (ff. 1-80).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance The Carthusian abbey of Mainz, 15th century: inscribed 'Iste liber est fr(atru)m Carth(usiensium) p(ro)pe Mogu(n)c(iam)' (f. 1) and 'Codex Carth(usiensium) Mogu(n)c(iam)' (f. 80v).
? 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).
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. 10.

M. Esposito, 'A Ninth-Century Commentary on Donatus', The Classical Quarterly, 11 (1917), 94-97.

Bengt Löfstedt, Der Hibernolateinische Grammatiker Malsachanus, Studia latina upsaliensia 3 (Uppsala: [n. pub.], 1965), p. 18 no. 2.

Denis Brearley, 'Two Mediaeval Postscripts', Classica et Mediaevalia: Revue Danoise de Philologie et d'Histoire, 28 (1969), 405-407.

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), 532.

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. 61-62 [with additional bibliography].
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Decorated initial

f. 36v
Decorated initial
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 36v
Detail: Decorated initial
Donatus writing his grammar

f. 80v
Donatus writing his grammar
 
Detail: Donatus

f. 80v
Detail: Donatus

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