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Detailed record for Arundel 470

Author Innocent IV
Title Apparatus in quinque libros decretalium
Origin France, S. (Avignon or Toulouse)
Date between 1284 and 1293
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 puzzle initial in red and blue with pen-flourishing in blue and red and decorated extension (f. 1). Small initials in red with blue or purple pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Paraph marks in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 420 x 260 (370 x 210) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 219 (+ 3 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance 'Deo gratias. Explicitus quintus liber Innocentii iiijti quem incepit Herveus Detalaoron aureliis [Orléans] in medio quadragesime precedentis qui translatus Parisius per misericordiam dei perfecit quintum librum die martis in vigilia sancte lucie virginis anno domini mo cco octuagesimo quarto amen. Datum anno domini mo cco nonagesimo iijo per novem dies ante festum remigii cum omnibus additionibus bonis bene et fideliter perfectus. Explicit in notaria venerabilis clerici Savarici de Fehe' (f. 194v).
? 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: ‘XIV.4.4’, inside upper cover).
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. 130.

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. 483.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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