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Detailed record for Arundel 507

Title Theological miscellany, including provebial Latin poetry, and William of Waddington's Le Manuel des Pechiez (f. 81r-v); the 'Speculum theologie'
Origin England, N. (Durham?)
Date Various, 13th century and 14th century, before 1389
Language Latin, English, and some French
Script Various, Gothic cursive
Decoration Simple initials in red or brown. Diagrams (ff. 16-21v, 22v). Map of the world (f. 100, damaged). Some highlighting in yellow or red.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 165 (various)
Official foliation ff. 100 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Paper and parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled endpapers.
Provenance Compiled by John Segbruck, monk of the Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert, Durham (see Friedman 1995 p. 245).
? 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).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Watermarks, ff. 36, 94, the latter of a fleur-de-lys.
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, pp. 143-45.

Carleton Brown, A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse , 2 vols (Oxford: Bibliographical Society, 1916-1920), I: List of Manuscripts, pp. 263-64.

Dorothea Waley Singer, Annie Anderson, and Robina Addis, Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts in Great Britain and Ireland Dating from before the XVI Century, 3 vols (Brussels: Lamertin, 1928-1931), III, 1036.

F. Saxl, 'A Spiritual Encyclopedia of the Late Middle Ages', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 5 (1942), 82-134.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 72.

Franz Römer, Die Handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus, 9 vols, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungsberichte, 276 (Vienna: Böhlau, 1969-2001), II/2: Grossbritannien und Irland: Verzeichnis nach Bibliotheken (1972), II, pp. 165-66.

Lucy Freemen Sandler, The Psalter of Robert de Lisle (London: Harvey Miller, 1983), p. 135, no. 9.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books ed. by N. R. Ker, Supplement to the Second Edition, ed. by Andrew G. Watson, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 15 (London: The Royal Historical Society, 1987), p. 30.

John B. Friedman, Northern English Book Owners, and Makers in the Late Middle Ages (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995), p. 245 no. 107.

Richard Rolle: Uncollected Prose and Verse with related Northern texts, ed. by Ralph Hanna, Early English Text Society, 329 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), xvi-xx.


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f. 19
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f. 19v
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f. 20v
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Diagram and coloured initial

ff. 20v-21
Diagram and coloured initial

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