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Detailed record for Burney 43

Author Augustinus Triumphus de Ancona
Title Expositio super Matthaeum (ff. 1-159v), Postillae in septem epistolas canonicas (ff. 165-217), and other texts
Origin Italy
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 2 historiated initials, in colours and gold (ff. 1, 165), each accompanied by a full border, the second incorporating miniatures in roundels. Large foliate initials in colours and gold. Small initials alternately blue with red flourishing, or red with purple flourishing. Paraphs alternately blue or red.
Dimensions in mm 300 x 205 (235 x 150)
Official foliation ff. v + 231 (ff. i-iii and 229-231 are flyleaves)
Collation i-vi12 (ff. 1-72), vii6 (ff. 73-78), viii-xii10 (ff. 79-128), xiii-xv12 (ff. 129-164); xvi-xviii12 (ff. 165-200), xix16 (ff. 201-216), xx12 (ff. 217-228)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of lightly diced brown polished calf; rebacked in 1962.
Provenance Unidentified owner, 14th century?: erased ownership(?) inscription (f. v verso).
Augustine of Tortona, bought from from Nicholas of Cassia, 30 November 1403: ‘Istud eg(re)gium et solempne opus super evangelium math(e)i editum a R(everendissi)mo p(at)re F(rat)re Augustino de Anchona, sacre theo(logi)e solempnissimo doctore, et opus eiusd(em) super ep(isto)las cano(n)icas, Ego mag(ist)ror(um) mi(ni)mus frat(er) Augustinus de T(er)dona [T(or)dona?] ordinis he(remitarum) Sancti Aug(ustini), Emi a R(everendissi)mo p(at)re g(e)n(era)li magistro Nicholao de Cassia, eiusd(em) ordinis. In Nursia Anno d(omi)ni Mo.CCCCo.iiio. die ultima Novembr(is).’ (f. 228v).
Unidentified owner, 1757: ‘Hic Nicolaus de Cassia electus fuit in supremum Augustinensium praesulem Aquil(a)e, an. M.CCCC. Haec notat Magister F.(? Frater?) Gabriel M(?)a.(?)L(?)aget(?) hac die ix. Julj [sic] M.D.CCLVIj.’ (f. 228v); and ‘B. 2. [followed by a symbol like a horizontal 's']’ (f. iv).
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), pp. 8-9.
Last revised: 05 January 2005


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Historiated initial of a master lecturing pupils

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Historiated initial of a master lecturing pupils
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Historiated initial and roundels of the author(?) and pupils

f. 165
Historiated initial and roundels of the author(?) and pupils
 
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f. 165
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f. 165
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f. 165
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f. 165
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f. 165
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Illuminated initial

f. 214v
Illuminated initial
 
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f. 214v
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Ownership inscriptions

f. 228v
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f. 228v
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