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Detailed record for Arundel 529

Title Theological extracts and various letters
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 1111
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration Simple linear red and black headpieces (ff. 5v, 32, 74, 82v, 87). Simple red or black initials, some highlighted with red and/or yellow.
Dimensions in mm 140 x 110 (110 x 75)
Official foliation ff. 1* + 184 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex (a palimpsest)
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1899.
Provenance Dated 7 June 1111 (inscription, f. 184v).
? 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 A palimpsest, re-using at least five older manuscripts. The principal manuscript re-used was a liturgical book written in a small minuscule, perhaps a Menaeum for December.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3435.

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, pp. 158-60.

New Palaeographical Society, Facsimiles of Ancient Manuscripts, etc., Series I and II, ed. by E. M. Thompson and others (London 1903-1932), II, pl. 138.

Dated Greek Minuscule Manuscripts to the Year 1200, ed. by Kirsopp Lake and Silva Lake, Monumenta Palaeographica Vetera, Series I (Boston, MA: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1934- ), II: Manuscripts in Venice, Oxford and London (1934), pl. 137.

Marcel Aubineau, Codices Chrysostomici Graeci (Paris: CNRS, 1968- ), I: Codices Britianniae et Hiberniae, no. 44.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 12-14 [with additional bibliography].


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Decorated headpiece and initial

ff. 5v-6
Decorated headpiece and initial
Detail

f. 5v
Detail

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