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Detailed record for Arundel 524

ff. 1-6 
Author Eusebius of Caesarea
Title Letter to Carpianus and canon tables
 
ff. 6v-200 
Title Four Gospels, each preceded by a table of capitula
 
ff. 200-218 
Title Eclogadin ton d'evangeliston
 
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 11th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration Canon tables in red decorated with coloured foliate and geometric patterns, some also with gold (ff. 1v-6). Frame in red ink (f. 1). 4 large headpieces in gold and colours with foliate decoration (ff. 8, 64, 99, 157) at the beginning of each Gospel. Simple headpieces and endpieces in red and sometimes brown. Large decorated initials in blue and red at the beginning of each Gospel. Small simple initials in red.
Dimensions in mm 170 x 130 (130 x 85)
Official foliation ff. 218 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1929; 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).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes ff. 200-218 ruled for two columns but written in one.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3431.

Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: The British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 155.

Frederick Henry Scrivener, A Full and Exact Collation of about Twenty Greek Manuscripts of the Holy Gospels (hitherto unexamined) (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1853) pp. xxxviii-xxxix (as 'h').

Frederick Henry A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament for the Use of Biblical Students, 2 vols, 4th edn (London: Bell & Sons, 1894), evan. 566.

H. von Soden, Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments in ihrer šltesten erreichbaren Textgestalt hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte, 4 vols (Berlin, 1902-1913), e 1126.

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), min. 476.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts, (London: The British Library, 1999- ), I, 8.


Images

ff. 1-6
Eusebius of Caesarea Letter to Carpianus and canon tables
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Illuminated canon tables

ff. 4v-5
Illuminated canon tables

ff. 6v-200
Four Gospels, each preceded by a table of capitula
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Illuminated headpiece and decorated initial

f. 157
Illuminated headpiece and decorated initial

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