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Detailed record for Burney 212

Part 1 ff. 1-128v 
Author Valerius Maximus
Title Facta et dicta memorabilia (ff. 1-127v), followed by a list of chapters (ff. 127v-128v)
Origin Italy or Spain
Date 1st half of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written 'above top line'
Decoration 9 large puzzle initials in blue and red, with red and blue penwork decoration, and thin shell gold(?), at the beginning of each book (ff. 1, 14, 29, 43v, 59, 75, 89, 100v, 114). Small initials in blue with red flourishing, or vice versa. Paraphs alternately red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 190 (170 x 125) (in two columns)
 
Part 2 ff. 129-205 
Author Johannes Andreae (b. c. 1270, d. 1348); Junta de Santo Geminiano
Title Summaria Valerii Maximi (ff. 129-168); Tabula (ff. 169-201v), a list of the words in the preceding index (ff. 202-205)
Origin Spain?
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic cursive, written 'above top line'
Decoration Large puzzle initials in red and blue, flourished in the same colours, the first with predominantly red flourishing (ff. 129, 132, 135, 139, etc.). Small initials alternately in red with blue flourishing, or vice versa. Paraphs in red.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 190 (170 x 125) (in two columns)
 
Official foliation ff. v + 211 (ff. i-v, 207-211 are flyleaves)
Collation i-xi10 (ff. 1-110), xii8 (ff. 111-118), xiii10 (ff. 119-128), xiv-xvii10 (ff. 129-168), xviii-xx10 (ff. 169-198), xxi10-2 (last two leaves missing, probably blank; ff. 199-207).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of polished brown calf.
Provenance Unidentified owner, 15th century: with six- and nine(?)-line inscriptions, both erased, the first starting ‘Iste liber est Johan(n)is …’ (f. 127v).
Unidentified humanistic owners, 16th century: with their annotations.
Unidentified owner, 16th century: inscribed with a page number 'CCLV' (f. 127v, top left).
Duval’s anonymous sale, 11 May 1813, lot 303, bought by Burney for £3 3s.
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), p. 58.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum. A finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries, 7 vols (London: The Warburg Institute, 1963; repr. 1977-1997) IV (Alia Itinera II): Great Britain to Spain (1989), p. 134.
Last revised: 14 February 2005


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Part  1   ff. 1-128v
Valerius Maximus Facta et dicta memorabilia (ff. 1-127v), followed by a list of chapters (ff. 127v-128v)
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Puzzle initial

f. 1
Puzzle initial
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f. 1
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Puzzle initial

f. 14
Puzzle initial
 
Detail

f. 14
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Part  2   ff. 129-205
Johannes Andreae (b. c. 1270, d. 1348); Junta de Santo Geminiano Summaria Valerii Maximi (ff. 129-168); Tabula (ff. 169-201v), a list of the words in the preceding index (ff. 202-205)
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Puzzle initial

f. 129
Puzzle initial
Detail

f. 129
Detail

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