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Detailed record for Arundel 68

Part 1 ff. 75-135 and ff. 143-166v 
Title Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis, including a Martyrology
Origin England, S. E. (Canterbury, Christ Church)
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large miniature, in colours and gold (f. 166v). Large initials in red with blue (foliate) pen-flourishing or in blue with red (foliate) pen-flourishing. Line-fillers decorated in red and blue.
Dimensions in mm 360 x 250 (various) partly in two columns
 
Part 2 ff. 136-142v and ff. 167-168v 
Title Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis
Origin England, S. E. (Canterbury, Christ Church)
Date 1st half of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Large initials in red with blue (foliate) pen-flourishing or in blue with red (foliate) pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 360 x 250 (various)
 
Part 3 ff. 4-64v 
Title Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis
Origin England, S. E. (Canterbury, Christ Church)
Date 2nd half of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic and gothic cursive
Decoration 1 large decorated initial, incorporating arms, developing a three-sided foliate border (f. 61). 1 large decorated initial, incorporating arms (f. 4). 1 smaller decorated initial, incorporating arms (f. 5). 3 spaces for illuminated initials left empty (ff. 58, 59, 72).
Dimensions in mm 360 x 250 (various)
 
Part 4 ff. 65-66v 
Title Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis
Origin England, S. E. (Canterbury, Christ Church)
Date c. 1520
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large decorated initial, incorporating arms, and a partial foliate border with scrolls (f. 65).
Dimensions in mm 360 x 250 (250 x 175)
 
Official foliation ff. 168 (f. 1 is an older paper flyleaf with an added list of the names of priors, etc. in the Martyrology; + 2 modern and 1 older paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 older and 3 modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance The Benedictine cathedral priory of Christ Church, Canterbury.
Lord William Howard (b. 1563, d. 1640), antiquary and landowner, the younger son of Thomas Howard (b. 1538, d. 1572), 4th duke of Norfolk: inscribed ‘William Howard', and rampant lion (f. 2); bequeathed to his nephew, Thomas Howard.
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 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, pp. 14-15.

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: The Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 35.

Andrew G. Watson, The Library of Sir Simonds D'Ewes (London: British Museum, 1966), p. 339.

The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West, ed. by Paul Binski and Stella Panayotova (London: Harvey Miller, 2005), p. 243.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


Images

Part  1   ff. 75-135 and ff. 143-166v
Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis, including a Martyrology
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Detail

f. 61
Detail
Detail

f. 65
Detail
Decorated initials

f. 75
Decorated initials
 
Detail

f. 75
Detail
Decorated initial

f. 80
Decorated initial
Detail

f. 80
Detail
 
Decorated initial

f. 93v
Decorated initial
Detail

f. 93v
Detail
Puzzle initial

f. 143v
Puzzle initial
 
Detail

f. 143v
Detail
The Crucifixion

f. 166v
The Crucifixion
Detail

f. 166v
Detail
 

Part  3   ff. 4-64v
Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis
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Obits for January

f. 12
Obits for January
Obits for September

f. 41v
Obits for September
Acts of Thomas Chillenden

f. 58
Acts of Thomas Chillenden
 
Illuminated initial and border

f. 61
Illuminated initial and border

Part  4   ff. 65-66v
Registrum Prioratus Ecclesiĉ Christi Cantuariensis
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Decorated initial and border

f. 65
Decorated initial and border

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