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Detailed record for Arundel 501

Part 1 f. 11r-v 
Title Aristotle with commentary (single leaf)
Origin France?
Date 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Small initials in red with purple pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 315 x 220 (220 x 140) in two columns
 
Part 2 ff. 23-26v 
Title De coloribus urinarum; Tables for finding the moveable feasts, the age of the moon, the golden number and the hour of the new moon
Origin Germany
Date 14th century
Language Latin and German
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Diagrams.
Dimensions in mm 260 x 165 (195 x 130)
 
Official foliation ff. 26 (+ 5 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves: 2 at the beginning, 3 at the end; marbled endleaves).
Form Parchment and paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance ? 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 of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
Miscellany, not illuminated except the two described parts.
Note that Cohen-Mushlin identifies two scribes of Arundel 44 in two leaves of this manuscripts (f. 15 (formerly f. 32, Scribe 4); and f. 16 (formerly f. 33, Scribe 1)).
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. 142.

Robert Priebsch, Deutsche Handschriften in England, 2 vols (Erlangen: Junge, 1896-1901), II, p. 53.

Augustus Hughes-Hughes, Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1906-1965), I, p. 422.

[C. H. Talbot], 'Cistercian Manuscripts in England', Collectanea Ordinis Coisterciensium Reformatorum, 14 (1952), 208-12, 264-77 (p. 210).

Pearl Kibre, 'Hippocrates Latinus: Repertorium of Hippocratic Writings in the Latin Middle Ages', Traditio, 31 (1975), 99-126 (p. 111).

Sigrid Krämer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Supplement 1, ed. by Bernhard Bischoff (Munich: Beck, 1989-1990), I, p. 176.

Aliza Cohen-Mushlin, A Medieval Scriptorium: Sancta Maria Magdalena de Frankendal, Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien, 3, 2 vols (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1990), I, p. 113.

Speculum virginum, ed. by Jutta Seyfarth, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Medievalis, 5 (Turnholt: Brepols, 1990), pp. 56*-60*.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Part  2   ff. 23-26v
De coloribus urinarum; Tables for finding the moveable feasts, the age of the moon, the golden number and the hour of the new moon
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f. 26v
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f. 26v
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