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Detailed record for Burney 181

Author Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Title Odes (ff. 5-78v), Epodes (ff. 79-93v), and Carmen saeculare (ff. 94-95v); preceded by a Life of Horace attributed here to Petrus Crinitus (ff. 1-4)
Origin Italy
Date 1st quarter of the 16th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic cursive ('a chancery type italic script' according to unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library), written 'below top line' with running titles on the top line
Decoration 7 large faceted initials in gold, each on a square field of dark purple, brown, gold, or green (ff. 1, 5, 27, 41, 65, 79, 94). Small initials in gold on a square field of blue, red, purple, green, or gray (ff. 6, 7, 8, etc.).
Dimensions in mm 165 x 105 (115 x 60)
Official foliation ff.viii + 100 + 95*, 95**, 95*** (ff. i-iii, 97-98, and 100 are paper flyleaves; ff.iv-viii, 95-96 are original; f. 99 is Burney's table of contents)
Collation Collation uncertain.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding; inscription on tail edge; rebacked in 1950.
Provenance 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.
Notes Apparently ruled with eleven- and twelve-nibbed ruling instruments (see ff. v-vi verso, 95*-95**, and f. 4).
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. 55.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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