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Detailed record for Arundel 92

Author Petrus Comestor
Title Maccabees and the New Testament (ff. 1-157v); Historia scholastica
Origin Germany
Date 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive, each text by a different scribe
Decoration Simple initials in red, a few with penwork decoration. Cadels. Spaces left for initials.
Dimensions in mm 310 x 195 (230 x 145) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 397 (+ unfoliated paper flyleaves and leaves without text after ff. 27, 157)
Form Paper codex
Binding Post-1600. Speckled calf.
Provenance inscribed 'i(c) z(u) (ieh?), f. 72v; cadels with 'ic zu willen', f. 74; 'ic zu (ieb(?)', f. 107v, 'T A B'(?), f. 134.
? 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; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: ‘XIV.7.4’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Watermark of 'W', f. [ii].
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, p. 26.


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f. 72v
Coloured initial and cadels

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