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Detailed record for Egerton 1122

Title Gospel Lectionary for Lent
Origin Germany or Austria
Date 2nd half of the 15th century
Language German with some Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 51 large and smaller miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8v, 9v, 11, 12v, 13v, 14v, 15v, 16v, 17v, 18v, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26v, 27v, 30, 31, 32v, 33v, 35, 37v, 38v, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49v, 50v, 52, 53v, 55, 55v, 58v, 60v, 61v, 67v, 76, 81, 81v, 83, 83v). 1 large initial in blue with red pen-flourishing (f. 2). Smaller and small initials in plain red.
Dimensions in mm 185 x 140 (135 x 90)
Official foliation ff. 83 (f. 1 is pasted to the upper cover; without flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Blind-tooled white leather, in the centre of each cover heraldic arms; clasps.
Provenance 16th-century owners, Upper Austria: arms in the centre of each cover, Starhemberg (upper cover), and Hohenfield (lower cover).
Unidentified owner, 18th/19th century: stamp 'JH' (f. 2).
Bought by the British Museum in 1845 from Adolphus Asher (b. 1800, d. 1853), Berlin bookseller and dealer to the British Museum 1841-1853 (see David Paisey, 'Adolphus Asher (1800-1853): Berlin bookseller, anglophile and friend to Panizzi', in The British Library Journal, 23 (1997), 131-53), using the Farnborough Fund (3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection (note inside upper cover).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1841-1845 (London: British Museum, 1850), no. Eg. 1122.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 14.

British Museum: Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts, 3 parts (London: British Museum, 1923), III: Illuminated Manuscripts and Bindings of Manuscripts Exhibited in The Grenville Library, no. 32.

A Guide to the Exhibition of Some Part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1929), no. 38.

Regensburger Buchmalerei (Munich: Prestel, 1987), no. 85, pl. 154 [exhibition catalogue].


Images
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Jesus and his disciples

f. 1[v]
Jesus and his disciples
The Resurrection

f. 83
The Resurrection

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