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Detailed record for Burney 210

ff. 1v-145v 
Author Valerius Maximus
Title Facta et dicta memorabilia
 
ff. 145v-146 
Author Julius Paris
Title Epitome of Valerius Maximus, 1-2
 
Origin France, N.?
Date 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large historiated initial (f. 2), below a 22-line space presumably for a miniature. Heraldic decoration (f. 2). Large foliate initials in colours and gold, with partial borders, sometimes inhabited.
Dimensions in mm 290 x 195 (165 x 105)
Official foliation ff. iv + 150 (ff. i-iv, 147-150 are flyleaves)
Collation i4 (ff. 1-4), ii4 (ff. 5-8), iii-vii8 (ff. 9-64), viii8-1 (7th leaf excised; ff. 65-71), ix-xiv8 (ff. 72-119), xv-xvi6 (ff. 120-131), xvii8 (ff. 132-139), xviii8-1 (last leaf missing, probably blank; ff. 140-146).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Pre-Burney binding of straight-grained dark burgundy morocco, gilt; gilt edges.
Provenance Unidentified original owner: the arms gules, with the letters SPQR bendwise, or (f. 2), are presumably intended to be the arms of Rome.
Pietro Villa (d. 1480), Piedmontese resident of Ghent: inscribed with his near-anagrams 'priere Vaille' (ff. 18, 34, etc.) and ‘priere vallie’ (f. 51); he also owned Paris, BNF, ms. fr. 87: see Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, ed. by Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), pp. 68, 78 n. 91.
Unidentified owner: with erased inscriptions (f. 1v; f. 2, with some offsets on f. 1v).
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.
Last revised: 05 February 2000


Images

ff. 1v-145v
Valerius Maximus Facta et dicta memorabilia
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Historiated initial of Valerius Maximus(?)

f. 2
Historiated initial of Valerius Maximus(?)
Detail

f. 2
Detail
Illuminated initial and partial border

f. 67
Illuminated initial and partial border
 
Detail

f. 67
Detail
Illuminated initial and border

f. 84v
Illuminated initial and border
Detail

f. 84v
Detail
 

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