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Detailed record for Arundel 87

Author Irenaeus Lugdunensis
Title Adversus haereses
Origin Germany
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Large and small initials in plain red, some with reserved designs. Capital letters highlighted in red.
Dimensions in mm 340 x 245 (270 x 180) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 144 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance An erased inscription (f. 2, lower margin) has plausibly been read as 'Iste llib(er) est b(ea)t(e) Marie v(ir)g(ini)s in Schonaugia…' which could refer to the Cistercian abbey of Schonau, a daughter-house of Eberbach, from where many Arundel manuscripts come.
? Willibald Pirckheimer (b. 1470, d. 1530), son of Johann Pirckheimer, Nuremberg patrician, diplomat, and humanist: annotated in his hand?
? 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 together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Arundel 87 is the only surviving copy of Irenaeus Lugdunensis's Aduersus haereses, which is preceeded by an anonymous prologue (see Rousseau, 1965, pp. 21-22).
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. 23.

Irénée de Lyon: Contre les Hérésies, Livre IV, Édition critique, sous la direction de Adelin Rousseau (Paris: Cerf, 1965), pp. 21-23.

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. 355.

William L. Petersen, Tatian's Diatessaron: Its Creation, Dissemination, Significance, and History in Scholarship Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, formerly Philosophia Patrum, ed. by J. Den Boeft and others, 25 (Leiden: Brill, 1994), p. 267 n. 15.
Last revised: 02 December 2005

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