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Detailed record for Egerton 3323

Part 1 f. 1r-v 
Title Leaf from a Pontifical containing part of the Benedictio corporalis and the Benedictio baculi et perae
Origin England
Date 2nd half of the 13th century, or 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Large initials in red with green pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 255 x 175 (240 x 155) in two columns
 
Part 2 f. 2r-v 
Title Fragment of a bifolium from a Pontifical, containing parts of the Ordo ad barbam tondendam, the Ordo ad clericum faciendum, and the Benedictio salis et aquae
Origin England
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Large initials in red, blue and green, with red penwork decoration.
Dimensions in mm 160 x 240 (in two columns)
 
Part 3 ff. 3-4v 
Title Two leaves, not consecutive, containing parts of the Decretals of Gregory IX
Origin England?
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration Small initials in red with green pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 140 (195 x 115) in two columns
 
Part 4 f. 5r-v 
Author Aristotle
Title Fragment of a leaf of Nicomachean Ethics
Origin Italy?
Date 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Small initials in red with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 230 x 155 in two columns
 
Part 5 f. 18r-v 
Author Gerbert of Aurillac
Title Fragment of a leaf of the De Abaco
Origin Ireland
Date 11th century
Language Latin
Script Insular minuscule
Decoration Small decorated initials in brown ink.
Dimensions in mm 240 x 145 in two columns
 
Official foliation ff. 31 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Rev. J. A. Giles (d. 1884), of Bampton, co. Oxon: inscribed 'Ex Bibl. Rev. J. Giles de Brampton Oxon' (1st flyleaf verso).
Sir Thomas Phillipps (b. 1792, d. 1872), baronet, collector of books and manuscripts: inscribed '21162' (1st flyleaf verso).
Bought by the British Museum, using the Bridgewater fund (£12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829).
Notes Only the illuminated parts are described.
Select bibliography British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1946-1950, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1979), I, no. Eg. 3323.

Françoise Henry and G. I. Marsh-Micheli, 'A Century of Irish Illumination (1070-1170)', Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 62 (1962), pp. 101-164 (p. 102, 120-1).


Images

Part  1   f. 1r-v
Leaf from a Pontifical containing part of the Benedictio corporalis and the Benedictio baculi et perae
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Decorated initial

f. 1
Decorated initial
Coloured initials

f. 18
Coloured initials
Text page

f. 31
Text page
 

Part  2   f. 2r-v
Fragment of a bifolium from a Pontifical, containing parts of the Ordo ad barbam tondendam, the Ordo ad clericum faciendum, and the Benedictio salis et aquae
* * *
 
Decorated initials

f. 2
Decorated initials

Part  3   ff. 3-4v
Two leaves, not consecutive, containing parts of the Decretals of Gregory IX
* * *
 
Decorated initials.

f. 3
Decorated initials.

Part  4   f. 5r-v
Aristotle Fragment of a leaf of Nicomachean Ethics
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Decorated initials

f. 5
Decorated initials

Part  5   f. 18r-v
Gerbert of Aurillac Fragment of a leaf of the De Abaco
* * *
 
Decorated initial

f. 18
Decorated initial
Decorated initial

f. 18
Decorated initial

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